judge News of 04/01/20
Reset Button Is Approaching Student Debt From A New Angle
Student loan debt in the U.S. totals $1.5 trillion , and more than 44 million Americans have outstanding student loan debt. According to research by Jason Iuliano , Villanova law professor, a million student loan debtors have filed for ...
Facebook Says Government Demands For User Data Are At A Record High
Facebook’s latest transparency report is out. The social media giant said the number of government demands for user data increased by 16% to 128,617 demands during the first-half of this year compared to the second-half of last year. ...
Federal Judge Rules That The “Terrorist Watchlist” Database Violates U.S. Citizens’ Rights
A Federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush has ruled that the “terrorist watchlist” database compiled by Federal agencies and used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security violates the ...
‘They Clearly Need To Step Up.’ Why Advocates Think 2020 Democrats Should Talk More About Judges
Three years after Donald Trump won the presidency partly by making judicial nominations a centerpiece of his candidacy, liberal advocacy groups are struggling to get 2020 Democratic hopefuls to stress the importance of the third branch of government ...
Elon Musk, SEC Agree To Guidelines On Twitter Use
Tesla, Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reached an agreement Friday that will give the CEO freedom to use Twitter —within certain limitations — without fear of being held in contempt for violating an earlier court ...
Dakar Network Angels Begins Startup Investments In Francophone Africa
The Dakar Network Angels network launched this month, making its first investment in francophone Africa to cleantech venture Coliba . The Ivorian startup—that uses a mobile app to coordinate waste recycling—will receive mentorship and a minimum ...
ACLU Asks Court To Release A Secret Order Forcing Facebook To Wiretap Messenger
Earlier this year, the U.S. government tried to force Facebook to secretly recode its Messenger app to allow the feds to listen into an encrypted, real-time voice call on suspected members associated with the notorious MS-13 gang. It was only when ...
‘We’D Like To See America Right Of Center.’ Mitch McConnell Explains His Strategy On Judges
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell knows that few victories in politics last forever. As a senator from Kentucky since the Reagan era, he’s seen Republicans sweep in and out of power, sometimes on his own watch as a party leader. But one ...