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UPDATE: Judge Grants Class Certification to 200,000 Student Borrowers in Sweet v. DeVos | Blog

A judge certified the class of more than 200,000 borrowers in Sweet v. DeVos, a case that seeks to force the Department of Education to process their borrower defense applications.

Column: In Corinthian Colleges Fiasco, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Actions Define ‘Contempt’ | LA Times

As is true of many legal concepts, “contempt of court” can be inexact in its definitions or implications. But that doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department’s treatment of thousands of students defrauded by the for-profit company Corinthian Colleges.

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The Worst Trump Cabinet Member? You Picked a Real Winner | New York Times

The results are in, people, and it’s a landslide. Your choice for Worst Trump Cabinet Member is … Attorney General William Barr! Barr was cited for multiple non-achievements. There was his misrepresentation of the findings of the Mueller report. And the decision to respond to Robert Mueller’s warning about Russian intervention in American elections by — as one voter put it — “opening investigations into the investigators.”

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Collecting Debt from Defrauded Students Fits Right Into Betsy DeVos’s Ideology | Washington Post

Last week, a federal court held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt for continuing to collect debt from people defrauded by for-profit colleges in violation of a court order. Under the Obama administration, the federal government had released students from their obligation to repay these loans.

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Scott Calls on DeVos to Testify About Stalled ‘Borrower Defense’ Claims after Judge’s Contempt Finding | Politico Pro

The chairman of the House education committee wants Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to testify about pending loan forgiveness claims by former Corinthian Colleges students after a federal judge last week held her in contempt and imposed a $100,000 fine for improperly collecting some of those loans.

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Judge Teaches Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a Lesson | Boston Globe

There are so many outrages to keep track of with the Trump administration, so many officials determined to gut the very departments they lead, that it’s hard to keep up. For example, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos still exists. Did you forget that or, like me, wish you could? This particular fox continues to guard a henhouse crammed with students battling soaring debts, a crushing burden that harms the entire economy.

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Federal Judge Holds Betsy DeVos In Contempt | Forbes

Many people may hold various members of Trump’s cabinet in figurative contempt, but Federal Judge Sallie Kim has held Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in literal contempt of court. The Department of Education will have to pay a penalty of $100,000 to a fund created for the benefit of students who attended schools operated and owned by the for-profit college conglomerate, Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

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Betsy DeVos is Fined $100,000 for Failing to Forgive Student Debt | Los Angeles Times

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was hit with a $100,000 fine for violating a judge’s order to stop debt collection efforts against former students at bankrupt Corinthian Colleges Inc. Despite the order, the department went as far as seizing the students’ tax refunds and wages.

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DeVos Held in Contempt of Court in Loan Forgiveness Dispute | Associated Press

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was held in contempt of court after a federal judge said she violated an earlier order to stop collecting loans from former students of a defunct for-profit college chain. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim issued the ruling Thursday in San Francisco, saying DeVos and the department made “only minimal efforts” to comply with a 2018 court order. Kim also fined the Education Department $100,000 and required the agency to make monthly reports to prove it is complying with the order.

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DeVos Held In Contempt Of Court; Ed Department Fined $100,000 In Student Loan Case | NPR

A federal judge has fined U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for contempt of court for failing to stop collecting loans from former students of a now-defunct chain of for-profit colleges. The court ruling orders the Education Department to pay a $100,000 fine. The judge said Devos had violated an order to stop collecting loans owed by students who had been defrauded by Corinthian Colleges.

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