Judge Denies Restraining Order To Halt Mulvaney’s Appointment As Acting CFPB Director

Handing a victory to U.S. President Donald Trump, a federal judge stepped into the ongoing dispute over who will serve as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by denying a request for a temporary restraining order preventing Mick Mulvaney from taking over the role, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The ruling is seen as a victory to Trump and opponents of the independent watchdog agency, the report said. Ruling from the bench of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, Judge Timothy J. Kelly, nominated by Trump and who only just took his seat on the court in September, issued the ruling late Tuesday. Last week’s resignation of Richard…