Faculty Notes

Prof. Norman Silber Quoted in The Columbus Dispatch on Consumer Bureau Director Cordray

Norman I. Silber, Professor of Law

Cordray, His Consumer-Protection Mission Endure Amid GOP Attacks
By Jack Torry, Dispatch Washington Bureau, and Marty Schladen
The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
April 16, 2017


Not only did last year’s Republican platform assert that Cordray has “dictatorial powers unique in the American Republic,” but also at this month’s hearing, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, complained that “under Mr. Cordray’s leadership,” the consumer bureau “has shown an utter disregard for protecting our markets and has made credit more expensive and less available in many instances.”

“This is not some flamethrower,” Norman I. Silber, professor of consumer law at Hofstra Law School, said of Cordray. “This is a person who has a very solid grasp of what the important problems are, and what the problems are that one can do something about.”

Read the full article on the Columbus Dispatch website.