Opinion | Supreme Court just increased Trump's power — and decreased public protections

Opinion | Jessica Levinson: Supreme Court just increased President Trump's power — and decreased public protections. - @NBCNewsTHINK

6/30/2020 12:28:00 PM

Opinion | Jessica Levinson: Supreme Court just increased President Trump's power — and decreased public protections. - NBCNewsTHINK

This week, the court reduced congressional power to create and maintain executive agencies that can truly serve as watchdogs for the public good.

Let's take a moment to think about the other independent executive agencies whose directors can be fired only for cause. They include the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. Although those agencies are not identical to the CFPB, under the court's decision, many will argue that the Constitution requires that the president be able to fire their directors at will.

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In the end the public loses when Congress lacks the power to create watchdog agencies that are independent of presidential influence. Remember, the CFPB is an agency created to protect the public from predatory behavior by businesses.In the end the public loses when Congress lacks the power to create watchdog agencies that are independent of presidential influence.

So how does Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for a thin majority opinion, decide to undermine the independence of executive agencies? Four words: the separation of powers. Roberts concludes that because the president has the duty to ensure that"

laws are faithfully executed," the president must have the authority to fire the director of the CFPB at will.In a dissent, Justice Elena Kagan reminds us that the words"separations of power" appear nowhere in the Constitution. In a:"What does the Constitution say about the separation of powers — and particularly about the President's removal authority? (Spoiler alert: about the latter, nothing at all.)"

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THINK Really? Which ones? THINK Will the GOP enjoy this when a Democrat is in the WH. All presidents need to be watched and called out when they cross the line of betraying the peoples trust and are corrupted. THINK No and no. THINK OMG America what the... Has happened to you!!! Looks like democracy, rule of law, the constitution and American military just got washed down the gurgler! It only took 3 1/2 years. All the enablers that saw what was happening and did nothing! Its so sad! Fallen the great city!

THINK No they didn't. He is commander and chief. Period THINK Good. Don't let the hate stop you from researching. Investigation happening. Clinton lost her court case. 10.000 closed indictments. Paedophilia rings being found and arrested. Cleaning the swamp was real. THINK Wonder how Repubs will feel about that when a Dem Pres is in office?

THINK not a good thing THINK I don’t think folks fully understand how important this news is, and how potentially damaging a ruling in favor of striking key provisions of the CFPB could be. PayAttention THINK Lets hope he can remove the terrorists from the streets like Antifa and BLM THINK Trump is more powerful today than he was yesterday and will be even more powerful tomorrow. It pays to be a cult of personality and a religion who OWNS 40% of America.

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Supreme Court gives president more control over Consumer Financial Protection BureauDefenders argued the rules ensured the watchdog agency's independence, keeping it insulated from politics with a leader not directly answerable to the White House. But Roberts writes the director 'must be removable by the president at will.' Making it Alarmingly clear that a fourth branch of government is needed.

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Supreme Court gives president power to fire consumer agency director at willThe Supreme Court has struck down the semi-independent status of the consumer protection agency and ruled that the president has the power to hire and fire its director at will. DavidGSavage reports: DavidGSavage VoteOutTheGOP DavidGSavage Kagan’s dissent is spot on and this is bull**** that strips the agency of the independence congress specifically embedded in an agency designed to protect American citizens from binding bulldozed by big-money interests. DavidGSavage That is because all executive power rests with the President.

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