White House’s Mulvaney tells CFPB staff to ‘disregard’ Leandra English

Lots of stories and legal analysis today about the dispute over whether the President can name an acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or whether the deputy director, by statute, has become the acting director. And Reuter's reports that the President's pick, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, has instructed staff to disregard any directions from deputy director Leandra English "in her presumed capacity as Acting Director." (Even if she is not acting director, no one disputes that she is the deputy director, with authority to issue various instructions.)

The extent of the coverage and the nature of the issue attest to the need for a prompt judicial resolution. 

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