July 9, 2017 - Alexis Goldstein
Suing Betsy DeVos (E31)
Betsy DeVos just keeps getting sued! We talk to Eileen Connor from the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law about just ONE of their lawsuits against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. We will also talk about the very strange and Kafkaesque story of how Boston law enforcement officials used a warrantless surveillance order to try to unmask a government critic, and then pressed to keep that order COMPLETELY SECRET for more than five years. The ACLU of Massachusetts recently sued to crack the secrecy around the case.
And we also have some special BONUS content for Patreon-ers! Kade discusses learning to love Crossfit (again). If you want access to this bonus audio, you can nab it on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. You’ll help us keep the show going!
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
- ACLU Sues over secret, warrantless surveillance documents related to Occupy Boston
- TheProject on Predatory Student Lending
- 18 States Sue DeVos Over Student Loan Protections (NYTimes)
- Court Orders Education Department to End Delay in Ruling on Loan Discharge