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On Versus Trump, we discuss how the Trump Administration is breaking the law, and what people are doing about it.
2019-9-5

Versus DeVos 2.0

This week on Versus Trump, Jason discusses the continuing illegal intransigence of the Department of Education, with Eileen Connor and Toby Merrill of Harvard's Project on Predatory Student Lending. Eileen and Toby explain how many students have a right to have their student loans cancelled because the for-profit schools they attended were fraudulent—but the Department of Education has illegally refused to process their cancellation applications for the entire duration of the Trump Administration. Eileen and Toby detail the continuing evasive tactics of the Department and its lawyers, and they mention an upcoming hearing over the Department's failure to comply with a court order that it stop collecting on illegal loans. We might hear more about that on Uncle Charlie's sanctions corner!

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Notes

  • You can find details on the Project on Predatory Student Lending here. Toby is the director, and Eileen the legal director.
  • The student testimony is available at the Sweet v. DeVos case page here.
  • After we recorded the podcast, the Department issued new rules on borrower defense that Eileen said throws students "under the bus." They've vowed to sue over it. Read the press release here.


2019-8-29

Straight to the Supremes

This week on Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie are back from a hiatus, and they discuss why the Trump Administration has been going to straight to the Supreme Court with emergency requests so frequently. They use that question to delve into some of the themes we've seen from Versus Trump cases in the last few years.

You can find us at @VersusTrumpPod on twitter, or send us an email at versustrumppodcast@gmail.com. You can buy t-shirts and other goods with our super-cool logo here

Notes

  • Jason and Charlie use Professor Stephen Vladeck's paper The Solicitor General and the Shadow Docket to examine these issues. You can download the paper from SSRN here.