HuffPost reporter says there’s reason for progressives to be hopeful about SCOTUS decision

HuffPost reporter Zach Carter said Tuesday there’s reason for progressives to be hopeful about the Supreme Court’s ruling Monday regarding the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). 

“I think the conventional wisdom on yesterday’s ruling was liberals and progressives dodged a real bullet on the abortion decision, but I think they dodged a much bigger bullet on this particular case,” Carter said on The Hill.TV’s “Rising.” 

“I think in a lot of ways this decision, because [Chief Justice John] Roberts chose to rule so narrowly on this decision, it’s an occasion for liberals and populists to breathe sigh of relief,” Carter said.

The court ruled in a 5-4 decision on Monday that the structure of the CFPB is unconstitutional and held that the director of the bureau must be fireable at will by the president to prevent the agency from infringing on the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches. But the ruling did not dismantle the Obama-era bureau. 

The same day, the court struck down a Louisiana abortion law that sought to require physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of their facility.