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Gordon v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
On May 8, 2017, WLF filed a brief with the US Supreme Court responding to CFPB's arguments urging the justices to deny a petition WLF filed on behalf of its client, Chance Gordon. WLF had petitioned the Court on November 17, 2016 asking it to review and ultimately overturn a US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision that upheld a massive judgment against Mr. Gordon. The Ninth Circuit's decision -- that CFPB Director Richard Cordray could retroactively ratify decisions taken in an 18-month period during which he was not constitutionally authorized to act as director -- conflict with rulings of two other circuits. WLF also argues that the Ninth Circuit should have dismissed CFPB's action against Mr. Gordon for lack of standing because no validly appointed federal officer acted on behalf of the federal government. In December, three organizations filed amicus curiae briefs with the Supreme Court in support of Mr. Gordons writ of certiorari.
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WLF filed Supreme Court certiorari petition on November 17, 2016, and a reply to CFPBs opposition brief on May 8, 2017. Awaiting decision.
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