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  • Ashley Baker

Event Video: Agency Independence, Presidential Power, and Seila Law v. CFPB

Virtual Panel Discussion:

Agency Independence, Presidential Power, and Seila Law v. CFPB

In Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Supreme Court struck down the CFPB’s leadership structure under a single director that the President cannot remove except for inefficiency, neglect, or malfeasance. But the justices stopped there, leaving the bureau in place, and declined to revisit Humphrey’s Executor more broadly. Nonetheless, the Court’s decision was a victory for separation of powers principles. Our panel of legal and regulatory experts will discuss the implications of the opinion for independent agencies and removal power, as well as what the decision means for consumers.


Ilya Shapiro

Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

Beau Brunson

Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Consumers' Research

Adam White

Assistant Professor and Executive Director, The C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School


Ashley Baker

Director of Public Policy, The Committee for Justice


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