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U.S. Court of Appeals Denies Motions to Intervene in PHH Lawsuit
Posted February 02, 2017 by Chandler Schuette

In the most recent update in the PHH lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the CFPB, the U.S. Court of Appeals denied all of the motions to intervene in the lawsuit. As we reported last week, Democrat members of Congress and several special interest groups most recently sought to intervene, a group of Attorneys General also previously sought leave to intervene. 

The Order states that, 

Upon consideration of the motion of the Attorneys General of the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia for leave to intervene, and the opposition thereto; the motion of Senator Sherrod Brown and Representative Maxine Waters for leave to intervene, and the opposition thereto; and the motion of Americans for Financial Reform, Maeve Brown, Center for Responsible Lending, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Self-Help Credit Union, and United States Public Interest Research Group, Inc. for leave to intervene, it is ORDERED that the motions be denied. 

The next decision from the court is likely whether the en banc review is granted.