Free-Speech Suit Against Trump Gets Go-Ahead From Judge

“The press secretary indeed e-mailed the entire press corps to inform them of new rules of conduct and to warn of further consequences, citing the incident involving Mr. Acosta,” Schofield wrote. “These facts plausibly allege that a motivation for defendant’s actions is controlling and punishing speech he dislikes.” Pen America Center, one of more than … More Free-Speech Suit Against Trump Gets Go-Ahead From Judge

Apple inserts a laughable trick into its new privacy policy | ZDNet

If you want to opt-out of this increased, if allegedly anonymized, distribution of (more of) your personal financial details, you have to really make an effort. You have to send Apple’s privacy team an email. And not just any old email. This email has to be headed: “Apple Relationship Data and Apple Card.” And then, … More Apple inserts a laughable trick into its new privacy policy | ZDNet

Coronavirus shutdown: Consumer advocates worry about $100 billion private student loan market

“When we are talking about how student loan borrowers are impacted by this crisis, we can’t lose sight of the millions of borrowers with private student loans,” Seth Frotman, former student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, told Yahoo Finance. “The private student loan market is overshadowed by the enormous federal student market… … More Coronavirus shutdown: Consumer advocates worry about $100 billion private student loan market

How to apply for an income-driven repayment plan for your student loan – Business Insider

What is an income-driven repayment plan? First thing’s first – what are we even talking about here? Once you graduate and it’s time to begin payment on your federal loans, the federal government will automatically set you up with the Standard Repayment Plan, a program that consists of 10 years of fixed monthly payments. Meaning … More How to apply for an income-driven repayment plan for your student loan – Business Insider

DOJ Wants to Suspend Constitutional Rights for Coronavirus Emergency – Rolling Stone

The DOJ has requested Congress allow any chief judge of a district court to pause court proceedings “whenever the district court is fully or partially closed by virtue of any natural disaster, civil disobedience, or other emergency situation,” according to draft language obtained by Politico. This would be applicable to “any statutes or rules of … More DOJ Wants to Suspend Constitutional Rights for Coronavirus Emergency – Rolling Stone

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or “STOCK Act” for short, made it illegal for members of Congress to engage in insider trading. The act was passed in April 2012, during the presidency of Barack Obama. In April 2013, Congress amended the STOCK Act, loosening its financial disclosure requirements and making it more difficult … More The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act

Elizabeth Warren calls for canceling student loan payments during coronavirus emergency

The proposal would require the government to make the monthly payments for everyone with federal student loans, wiping away some of their debt. It guarantees a minimum of $10,000 in debt relief per borrower. If that amount isn’t met by the end of the national emergency, the proposal requires the government to make additional payments … More Elizabeth Warren calls for canceling student loan payments during coronavirus emergency

Senate Votes To Overturn Betsy DeVos Decision To Withhold Debt Relief From Defrauded Students

Using the Congressional Review Act, the Senate has joined the House of Representatives to stop Secretary DeVos from implementing a new rule she has put into place. According to Miller, “the formula makes it mathematically impossible for borrowers from one third of programs to have any shot at full forgiveness.” That’s because the formula used … More Senate Votes To Overturn Betsy DeVos Decision To Withhold Debt Relief From Defrauded Students

Trump: I’m Waiving Interest On Student Loans

In an effort to mitigate the economic impact of coronavirus for every day Americans, Trump said he will waive interest on all federal student loans held by the federal government agencies. This emergency executive action comes hours after Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told CNBC that temporary suspension of interest on student loans was “one of … More Trump: I’m Waiving Interest On Student Loans