Independent Federal Agencies Must Follow the President’s Interpretations of Law

At the Library of Law and Liberty blog, John McGinnis argues that under the Take Care Clause of the US Constitution (i.e., to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”), the President may fire directors of independent federal agencies whom he believes are not following the law. More specifically, with respect to Richard Cordray, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) "whose policies are clearly at odds with the deregulatory impulse of the administration," McGinnis recommends: "The best way to proceed would be to ask the Attorney General to determine whether Cordray is out of compliance with the law. If so, the President would then order him into compliance. If Cordray refused, he would be fired."