Via The Hill:
A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit from an official who claims that she, and not President Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney, is the rightful director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Judge Timothy Berry of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia declined to grant Leandra English a restraining order to bar Mulvaney from serving as the CFPB’s acting director.
The ruling clears the way for Mulvaney to run the CFPB until a permanent director is sworn in or English successfully appeals the decision.
Trump last week appointed Mulvaney to temporarily lead the CFPB until the lawmakers confirm his pick to replace Richard Cordray, who resigned as the agency’s director on Friday.