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Supreme Court upholds some education benefits for NCAA athletes; will other limits fall?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday unanimously agreed that colleges may pay some education-related benefits to college athletes despite NCAA rules to the contrary.

Afternoon Briefs: Hate speech mustn’t be normalized, ABA president says; Title IX protects gay and transgender students

ABA president: Hate speech legitimizes intolerance

ABA President Patricia Lee Refo said Tuesday the association is “deeply troubled” by recent hate speech directed at Jewish, LGBTQ, Asian American and Muslim…

Teach-out plan for Florida Coastal approved; classes will end after summer term

Following the U.S. Department of Education recently pulling federal financial aid at the Florida Coastal School of Law, a teach-out plan has been approved, with current students finishing courses at other ABA-approved law schools.

DOJ says it can defend religious exemption that allows LGBTQ discrimination in education

The U.S. Department of Justice is opposing an attempt by Christian colleges to intervene in a lawsuit by asserting that it can defend a religious exemption that allows the schools to discriminate against LGBTQ students.

ABA urges suspension or forgiveness of some student debt in letter to new chief of federal student aid office

The ABA is asking the Biden administration to take steps to relieve the burden of student loan debt, including by suspending or forgiving some of the debt. In a June 8 letter, ABA President Patricia Lee Refo said the association appreciates congressional efforts to resolve the problem.

ACLU is split by internal debate over First Amendment support for hate speech

The American Civil Liberties Union, long known for its support of the First Amendment, is dealing with internal dissension over defense of hate speech.

Stanford lifts graduation hold on law student who made satirical flyer for fake Federalist Society event

Third-year Stanford Law School student Nicholas Wallace was informed on the last day of classes that the school was placing a hold on his degree as it investigated a complaint about his satirical flyer promoting a fake insurrection event sponsored by the Federalist Society.

Lawyer described as ‘Don Quixote of student debt’ relief decides to run for Congress

A lawyer who has been pursuing relief for student borrowers in bankruptcy court has decided to run for Congress in 2022 on a platform that includes reforming rules for cancellation of such debt.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge rules against courtroom prayer program; public comment sought on student loans

Judge rules against courtroom prayer program

A federal judge in Texas has ruled against a Texas justice of the peace in a suit claiming that he violated the establishment clause…

Florida Coastal’s teach-out plan rejected again; another school demonstrates compliance on bar pass rates

For the second time in a month, the council and an executive committee of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has rejected a teach-out plan submitted by the Florida Coastal School of Law.

Florida Coastal’s financial aid reinstatement request denied; private equity firm pulls out

The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday rejected a request to reinstate the Florida Coastal School of Law’s federal financial aid.

Florida Coastal’s proposed teach-out plan dinged by ABA’s legal ed section because of lack of details

A proposed teach-out plan from the Florida Coastal School of Law, which the ABA directed it to file in April, after the for-profit school lost access to federal student aid, has been rejected.

Does First Amendment bar public bodies from censuring members for critical speech? Supreme Court will decide

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday accepted a First Amendment case involving a college trustee who was censured after criticizing board actions and filing multiple lawsuits against the body.

If Biden approves loan forgiveness, what could it mean for law school debt?

People with law school loans could benefit if President Joe Biden authorizes a plan to forgive all or a portion of student debt, but it could exclude those who owe private lenders and impose limits based on income, experts say.

Student loan payoff program draws homebuyers to Illinois

Illinois is drawing homebuyers to the state with a $25 million SmartBuy program that helps pay off student loans and provides a loan of $5,000 for a down payment or closing costs.

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