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U.S. consumer watchdog official takes leadership fight to appeals court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An official who hopes to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday took her fight to a U.S. appeals court, urging it to oust President Donald Trump’s pick for the agency.

Leandra English is the deputy director of the CFPB and argues that Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s budget director and pick to temporarily lead the consumer watchdog, was wrongly installed.

A federal court this week rejected English’s argument, leading her to file a further challenge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

English has so far lost two arguments in federal court, both to the same judge. On Friday, her lawyer asked the appea…
Reuters: Money

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