The CFPB has protected consumers. The Supreme Court could toss its work.

Posted on AllSides October 2nd, 2023
From The Left
Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should be seen as a wild success. Over its 12 years of existence, it has been responsible for returning more than $17 billion to Americans separated from their money by financial sector shenanigans.

Instead of being able to celebrate that achievement, the agency is in a fight for its life — and if it loses, we’ll all be poorer for it.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear a case filed by a trade group of payday-loan lenders against the CFPB. Last year, the U.S....

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