Two appeals court judges raised constitutional questions Monday about the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the agency's case alleging that PHH Corp. accepted illegal kickbacks.

Judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that lawyers involved in the case should be prepared to answer several constitutional questions at the next hearing, including, "What independent agencies now or historically have been headed by a single person?"

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