STATEMENT: Attorney General Chris Carr Applauds Recent Department of Justice Action Regarding CFPB

March 20, 2017

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today applauded a recent Department of Justice (DOJ) amicus brief in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that argues the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for-cause removal provision is unconstitutional. DOJ’s brief aligns with arguments Georgia and 14 other states made last week in an amicus brief filed in the same case.

“The accountability structure regarding the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is fundamentally problematic,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “Last week, Georgia joined a 15-state coalition in highlighting this issue, and the Department of Justice’s amicus brief only underscores that the Bureau’s single-director structure is unconstitutional, violates separation of powers, and undermines the interests of federalism.”  

The amicus brief filed by the Department of Justice in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can be found here.  

The amicus brief authored by Missouri and signed by Georgia can be found below.

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