California bans private prisons and immigrant detention centers | Fox News

“These Wall Street-owned for-profit, private facilities inhumanely treat people as commodities. These companies are incentivized to maximize profits and minimize costs — including the important ‘costs’ of investments in programs, services and rehabilitation efforts that reduce recidivism rates and increase success for Californians upon their reentry into society,” said Assemblyman Bonta. California became dependent on private … More California bans private prisons and immigrant detention centers | Fox News

The $1 Per Day Issue | Merion West

However, some detainees have suggested that though work may nominally be voluntary, a variety of pressures exist to prod detainees into choosing the work option. This often takes the form of using commissary items as the bargaining chip. To this effect, Wilhen Hill Barrientos, a detainee from Guatemala who lived at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia (and who … More The $1 Per Day Issue | Merion West

Attorney Says Education Department ‘Takes Responsibility’ for Violating Court Order That Could Land DeVos in Jail

The federal government under former President Barack Obama’s administration found that the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit higher education institution, misrepresented job placement rates. In 2015, the Education Department notified an estimated 330,000 former students that due to the circumstances surrounding the college’s fraudulent claims and closed status, their student loans were forgiven. However, some … More Attorney Says Education Department ‘Takes Responsibility’ for Violating Court Order That Could Land DeVos in Jail

Jury says J&J must pay $8 billion in case over male breast growth linked to Risperdal

A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday awarded $8 billion in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and one if its subsidiaries over a drug the companies made that the plaintiff’s attorneys say is linked to the abnormal growth of female breast tissue in boys. apnews.com/7d119fdc28684ca3bd720ae0eb14f8a8

Betsy DeVos Could Face Jail After Judge Rules She Violated 2018 Order on Student Loans

“There have to be consequences for violation of my order sixteen thousand times,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim said at a hearing on Monday. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been threatened with the possibility of jail after a judge deemed she was violating a court order for continuing to collect student debts on a now-defunct … More Betsy DeVos Could Face Jail After Judge Rules She Violated 2018 Order on Student Loans

Company making Costco pajamas flagged for forced labor

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Oct. 1 slapped rare detention orders on goods imported from an unprecedented five countries in one day based on allegations that people producing those items might be children, or adults subjected to forced labor. The orders are used to hold shipping containers at the U.S. ports of entry until … More Company making Costco pajamas flagged for forced labor

What to Know About Missing a Student-Loan Payment Default and delinquency are handled differently for federal and private loans

With federal loans, a borrower becomes delinquent the first day after missing a payment. Even if the borrower misses only one monthly payment and then starts making payments again, the loan account remains delinquent until the borrower repays the past-due amount or makes other arrangements, according to the Federal Student Aid office’s website, studentaid.gov. Those … More What to Know About Missing a Student-Loan Payment Default and delinquency are handled differently for federal and private loans

Belva Lockwood is the most badass American hero you don’t know — Quartz

The first woman to argue at the US Supreme Court had to petition the president to get her law degree. In 1876, she sought to practice in the highest court in the land. The high court refused to admit her, stating, “none but men are permitted to practice before [us] as attorneys and counselors.” Obviously, … More Belva Lockwood is the most badass American hero you don’t know — Quartz

Payouts for Vegas Victims “a cold, mathematical calculation”

“It is a cold, mathematical calculation,” said attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who has administered payouts for the nation’s highest–profile tragedies but isn’t involved in the Las Vegas settlement. “Forget courage and integrity. Those are characteristics to ask a priest or rabbi, not the administrator of a fund.” Attorneys announced Thursday that MGM Resorts International settled with the families … More Payouts for Vegas Victims “a cold, mathematical calculation”

Supreme Court gives lawyers 2 minutes with no interruptions – CNNPolitics

Lawyers standing before the Supreme Court now will have at least two minutes to talk before justices rip their arguments apart. “The Court generally will not question lead counsel for petitioners (or appellants) and respondents (or appellees) during the first two minutes of argument. The white light on the lectern will illuminate briefly at the … More Supreme Court gives lawyers 2 minutes with no interruptions – CNNPolitics