Will Biden's Student Loan Program Survive the Supreme Court?
On February 28, 2023, the Supreme Court heard arguments on President Biden's student debt relief plan, which stands to impact millions of borrowers who could see their loans eliminated or reduced. The debt forgiveness plan would cancel $10,000 of debt for those making less than $125,000 per year, or households…Read more about "Will Biden's Student Loan Program Survive the Supreme Court?"
D.C. Circuit Leaves FAA Seat Size Requirements at Conjunction Junction
Words matter everywhere. But we can't think of a place where a single word can matter more than a court of law. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently rebuffed efforts to force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to regulate airplane seat sizes primarily based…Read more about "D.C. Circuit Leaves FAA Seat Size Requirements at Conjunction Junction"
First Amendment Protects Right to Livestream Traffic Stops, Fourth Circuit Says
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and seven other federal circuits protect the right to record police. But in a recent decision, the Fourth Circuit takes that protection further, finding that livestreaming is also a protected activity under the First Amendment.Read more about "First Amendment Protects Right to Livestream Traffic Stops, Fourth Circuit Says"
Fifth Circuit Cites Nondelegation Doctrine in Declaring Horseracing Regulation Body Unconstitutional
Horse racing has existed since before the U.S. federal government. But until 2020, the industry was largely regulated by state and local governmental bodies. The push for uniform regulations came after the public became aware of significant problems afflicting the sport, including the death of 30 racehorses in just one park in 2019 and numerous allegations of doping.Read more about "Fifth Circuit Cites Nondelegation Doctrine in Declaring Horseracing Regulation Body Unconstitutional"
DACA Hanging By a Thread After Fifth Circuit Ruling
Those who qualify for protection from deportation under DACA (known as DREAMers) have been on uneven footing for years. And while the Biden administration made moves to codify the program, will that be enough to overcome the legal challenges DACA faces?Read more about "DACA Hanging By a Thread After Fifth Circuit Ruling"
The Onion Joins Free-Speech Case Against Police as Amicus
Will the U.S. Supreme Court allow a man who was arrested for making fun of police on a Facebook page to sue? The man, Anthony Novak of Parma, Ohio, is trying to convince the court to take up his case and called upon an unusual party to assist him with an amicus brief: the satirical news platform The Onion.Read more about "The Onion Joins Free-Speech Case Against Police as Amicus"
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