Consumer Financial ProtectionBureau building in Washington, D.C., on June 4, 2013. (Photo: DiegoM. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to theconstitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Even though the Trump administration agreed with the challengersthat the CFPB's director has too much authority, thegovernment had urged the justices not totake the case. The Justice Department pointed to the likely recusalof Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who would not have taken part in rulingon the merits.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle