(USA TODAY) — WASHINGTON – A federal judge refused to block the appointment of Mick Mulvaney as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, siding with the Trump administration in the legal fight over the leadership of the consumer watchdog agency.
"Denying the president's authority to appoint Mr. Mulvaney raises significant constitutional questions," U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly said.
Kelly said that "nothing in the statutes prevents Mr. Mulvaney from holding both of these positions." The judge was referring to Mulvaney's existing job as the federal budget director.
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