Summarily terminating a federal officer holding a term appointment from his or her position

Summarily terminating a federal officer holding a term appointment from his or her positionPHH Corporation v Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, USCA District of Columbia Circuit, Docket #15-1177NYPPL earlier summarized the decision in PHH Corporation v Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a decision in which the United States Circuit Court of Appeals,  District of Columbia Circuit [Docket #15-1177] considered the issue of summarily removing a public officer holding a term appointment from his or her position.*In PHH the Circuit Court concluded that a federal administrator appointed for a fixed term of office may only be removed for cause after notice and hearing. In particular the court ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB] is constitutional and that its director can be terminated by the President only for cause. In the words of the majority of the Circuit Court, sitting en banc: "Applying binding Supreme Court precedent, we…

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