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Letters to Congress: Senate Judiciary Committee should oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court
September 3, 2018 – 8:30 pm

“Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court would give him ample opportunity to weaken all independent agencies working within their Congressional mandate to protect the public, and thereby leave us all much more vulnerable to predatory practices as well as to actions that put the stability of the entire financial system at risk. We urge you to oppose his nomination.”

AFR Statement: Kavanaugh and Anniversary of Wall Street Reform
July 20, 2018 – 11:18 am

Brett Kavanaugh’s ruling, later overturned by the full DC circuit, that an independant CFPB is unconstitutional, is but one powerful indicator of the danger he would pose as a Supreme Court justice. Stripping financial regulators like CFPB of their independence means weaker consumer protections.

AFR Statement: Kavanaugh on Scotus Would Signal Attack on Wall Street Regulation
July 10, 2018 – 12:41 pm

Kavanaugh found that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was unconstitutional but was overturned in a thoughtfully reasoned decision that found many faults with his analysis. Independent agencies, which have existed in the United States for nearly a century, are vital institutions for creating a government that does not only serve wealthy interests.