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Evictions: Another Awful Supreme Court Ruling, and an Awful Organization Making It All Worse

The U.S. Supreme Court has developed a weird habit of declaring federal laws, regulations, and Executive Branch actions as unconstitutional but allowing them to continue.

It correctly identified Executive Branch patent judges as unconstitutional—but then bizarrely allowed them to continue their unconstitutional existence:

The Court ruled these Executive Branch judges are illegal—because they are in the Executive Branch.  But then posited as a ‘solution’—having another member of the Executive Branch review their rulings.

The Court’s ‘solution’ adds another layer of unconstitutional bureaucracy.  It does not provide a remedy for the unconstitutionality the Court its own self identified.”

And later in the very same day, this news broke….

Supreme Court Leaves CDC Eviction Moratorium Intact:

“Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined with the court’s three liberals to keep the stay in place….

“Yet Kavanaugh also said he agreed with the federal judge’s determination that the CDC had exceeded its authority in enacting the moratorium.”

So again, the Justices correctly determined something unconstitutional but then bizarrely allowed it to continue its unconstitutional existence.

As I was researching these leftist idiocies, an organizaton called The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) repeatedly popped up. That reminded me that during a lifetime spent researching Leftist idiocies the NCLC had popped more than a little.

Who is the NCLC?  Well, they were founded and funded by the federal government for over thirty years:

NCLC was launched as part of the War on Poverty with funding from the federal Office of Economic Opportunity.…

The only War on Poverty the NCLC has thus far won is its own.

Any entity founded and funded by the government is going to be pro-government in perpetuity.  Because duh.

Somehow, the government golden goose stopped laying the NCLC’s eggs.  So…

… for over twenty years we have been independently sustained through the support of a diverse network of private foundations, consumer advocates and attorneys, and individual donors.”

If you hear “foundations” in reference to the funding of Leftist organizations, you should immediately think of George Soros and his Open Society Foundation. Because duh. And guess what? The NCLC gets Soros coin.

Soros’ joint is listed on the NCLC website, which almost certainly means the support is long-term and ongoing. I will have to explore further just how much they’re getting and for how long they’ve been getting it.

The Soros-funded NCLC has been very excited about the Soros-funded Joe Biden administration.

Speaking of unconstitutional agencies, behold the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:

The Supreme Court ruled Monday the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a consumer watchdog that was the brainchild of Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, is unconstitutional, but stopped short of dismantling the agency.

Yet again, the Justices correctly determined something unconstitutional but then bizarrely allowed it to continue its unconstitutional existence.

The CFPB having miraculously dodged that bullet, the NCLC has been cheering it on to maximize its unconstitutional efforts:

Under President Biden, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has rescinded or scaled back a number of policies put in place by the Trump administration. And the bureau is staffing up in anticipation of taking a more active role in regulation and enforcement, as it did during the Obama administration.…

“He’s off to a promising start, setting the tone and direction for the CFPB that we hope the permanent director will adopt,” Odette Williamson, an attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, said of [Acting Director David] Uejio.

The NCLC LOVES the unconstitutional CFPB unconstitutionally enforcing the CDC’s unconstitutional rent moratoriums:

[T]he CFPB moved last month to protect tenants behind on rent due to the pandemic from eviction. The Centers for Disease Control last year put into effect an eviction moratorium, but the CDC had no statutory authority itself to enforce its own rule.…

The CFPB had never held any authority over renters or rent collection previously.…

How do we know the NCLC loves the CFPB’s unconstitutional rent moratoriums? Because the NCLC wants the CFPB to go even further in destroying the nation’s rental property market—and the Constitution. Behold the organization’s May 6, 2021 coalition letter to the CFPB:

These steps are tremendously helpful and laudable. However, we urge you to go one step further.…

[W]e urge you to prohibit debt collectors from reporting rent arrears debt to the nationwide consumer reporting agencies (CRAs), i.e., Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, if the rent debts accrued during the COVID-19 period. This is another concrete step that the CFPB can take to protect renters.

That’s the NCLC urging the CFPB to engage in a blatant evisceration of the First Amendment.

The government telling debt collectors to shut up is, I am fairly sure, a violation of their right to free speech.

I have only now begun to investigate the NCLC website.  I am sure there is much additional leftist idiocy to be mined there. I will do just that for further reports on this organization.

Seton Motley
Seton Motley is the president of Less Government, a DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the power of government and protecting the First Amendment from governmental assault.

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