Debate On the CFPB’s Constitutionality at Georgetown Law

For those of you in Washington: Tomorrow afternoon at Georgetown Law, I'll be at debating C. Boyden Gray on the constitutionality of the CFPB and Rich Cordray's recess appointment. Here's the announcement:

The Consumer Law Society, The Federalist Society, and The Georgetown Center for the Constitution present:

The Constitutional Challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: A Debate

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

Gewirz Student Center, Twelfth Floor


C. Boyden Gray

Founding Partner,
Boyden Gray & Associates LLP

Deepak Gupta, ‘02

Founding Principal,
Gupta Beck PLLC

Moderated by:

John D. Ohlendorf

Fellow, Georgetown Center for the Constitution

Does the
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau violate the Separation of Powers
doctrine?  What are the implications of the D.C. Circuit’s recess
appointments decision in
Noel Canning for the actions already taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Please join us for a debate between
C. Boyden Gray, former White House Counsel to George H.W. Bush, and counsel for the plaintiffs in
National Bank of Big Spring v. Geithner – a constitutional
challenge to several parts of Dodd-Frank, including the CFPB and the
appointment of Richard Cordray as the CFPB’s director – and
Deepak Gupta, prominent consumer law attorney, Supreme Court advocate, and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law.

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