CFPB v. Townstone Financial — Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, Statutory Construction, U. S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in defense of a Chicago-area mortgage company which had been sued by one of the most activist left-wing federal agencies in Washington — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”). The mortgage company’s radio show criticized the prevalence of crime in Chicago and surrounding areas, causing the CFPB to accuse it of racial discrimination against prospective applicants for loans. Our brief first argued that the CFPB has no statutory authority with respect to prospective applicants, but only to actual applicants. Additionally, even if CFPB does have authority, Townstone’s speech was certainly not racially discriminatory, unless viewed through the lens of Marxist Critical Race Theory.

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