A federal judge on Tuesday ordered US Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to begin enforcement of a student loan forgiveness fraud protection rule for for-profit college graduates. By statute, a 2016 rule update to the 1994 Borrower Defense Rule, prohibits students who are harmed by a school that processes federal aid’s violation of certain [...]

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The US government announced Tuesday that it reached a $480 million agreement with financial services group Nomura Holdings to resolve federal civil claims that Nomura misled investors in connection with the marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities from 2006 to 2007 that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. “This settlement holds Nomura accountable for [...]

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday temporarily blocked three decisions of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York that required two Trump officials to appear for depositions regarding a controversial 2020 Census citizenship question. US Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Justice official John Gore were ordered [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases: Knick v. Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, and New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira . In Knick v. Scott Township , petitioner challenges a doctrine  that requires state remedies to be exhausted in constitutional takings before being allowed to file a federal lawsuit. Knick, the owner of land in [...]

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The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution Friday that calls for an independent mechanism to collect evidence of the serious international crimes committed in Myanmar. The resolution reflects a council decision to “establish an ongoing independent mechanism to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyze evidence of the most serious international crimes and violations of international [...]

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The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution calling on Venezuela to accept humanitarian assistance and requesting a comprehensive report on the country’s human rights situation. The Council called on the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to accept assistance “in order to address the scarcity of food, medicine and medical [...]

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