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The Case That Could Doom Elizabeth Warren’s Wall Street Watchdog

  • Judges will hear Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appeal
  • Republicans itching to clip wings of chief, Richard Cordray

Since the day it was created, Democrats loved it, Republicans hated it and Wall Street, at best, tolerated it.

The fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its chief, Richard Cordray, is in the hands of a Washington appeals court that will hear arguments Wednesday. The CFPB asked the court to reconsider its 2016 decision involving the agency’s punishment of New Jersey mortgage company PHH Corp. The outcome could take months. It’s expected to provide ammunition for one side or the other in the years-long tug of war over the agency’s existence.