Clarence Thomas breaks his silence in theaters nationwide | TheHill

A documentary details Thomas’s rise to the high court, where he embraces the concept of “natural law” in the Declaration of Independence. Thomas saw Boston’s “social experiment” busing program taking black kids to schools in white neighborhoods that were “as bad or worse” than local ones. He found the racial preferences that got him into … More Clarence Thomas breaks his silence in theaters nationwide | TheHill

What It’s Like Living with Debt in Student Loan Crisis | PEOPLE.com | PEOPLE.com

Millions of Americans have borrowed more than $1 trillion in student loans, a looming “crisis” that is front-and-center in the 2020 presidential election. Some 44 million people in the United States are similarly saddled with student loan debt, owing nearly $1.5 trillion. Last fall, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called it “a crisis.” More and more … More What It’s Like Living with Debt in Student Loan Crisis | PEOPLE.com | PEOPLE.com

Do You Really Need Student Loan Forgiveness?

The latest student loan debt statistics show that 45 million borrowers collectively owe $1.6 trillion of student loan debt. Today, according to Make Lemonade, student loan debt is the second highest category of consumer debt behind mortgages. Certainly, each borrower’s financial situation is unique. Supporters of wide-scale student loan forgiveness cite, among other issues, the … More Do You Really Need Student Loan Forgiveness?

Facebook reaches $550 million settlement in facial recognition lawsuit

The lawsuit began in 2015, when Illinois users accused Facebook of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act in collecting biometric data. Facebook allegedly accomplished this through its “Tag Suggestions” feature, which allowed users to recognize their Facebook friends from previously uploaded photos. In a statement, law firms Edelson, Robbins Geller and Labaton Sucharow said … More Facebook reaches $550 million settlement in facial recognition lawsuit

A Backlash Brews Against Phantom Hotel Fees

A 2019 bill introduced in the House of Representatives with Republican and Democratic sponsors would prohibit the practice that has spread from resorts to many downtown properties. In addition, Nebraska sued Hilton and the District of Columbia sued Marriott, part of an effort by some attorneys general to attack a now-widespread practice some call unfair. … More A Backlash Brews Against Phantom Hotel Fees

Legal Funding Impacts Taxes, On Funding & Later Settlement

But apart from sales and loans, some funders are willing to use an unusual structure called a prepaid forward contract. It is a sale, so you might assume you have to report the up-front money (the sale proceeds) immediately as income. However, this is a sale contract with an unclear final sales price, usually because the formula for … More Legal Funding Impacts Taxes, On Funding & Later Settlement

‘Faithless elector’: Supreme Court will hear case that could change how presidents are chosen

The Supreme Court ruled in 1952 that states do not violate the Constitution when they require electors to pledge that they will abide by the popular vote. But the justices have never said whether it is constitutional to enforce those pledges. “The Electoral College is unbelievably important to the mechanics of how we select a … More ‘Faithless elector’: Supreme Court will hear case that could change how presidents are chosen

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

Until now, technology that readily identifies everyone based on his or her face has been taboo because of its radical erosion of privacy. Tech companies capable of releasing such a tool have refrained from doing so; in 2011, Google’s chairman at the time said it was the one technology the company had held back because … More The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

Children’s climate change lawsuit: The 9th Circuit has dismissed Juliana v. US – Vox

A three-judge panel in the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to dismiss the Juliana v. US lawsuit on Friday, a seminal case involving 21 young people who sued the federal government for violating their right to a safe climate. The decision is a blow to climate activists and shows the limits of … More Children’s climate change lawsuit: The 9th Circuit has dismissed Juliana v. US – Vox