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Ben Carson’s Drive to Further Segregate Housing Gets a Boost in Court

Civil rights advocates suffered a blow in federal court this month, losing a lawsuit, filed in May, against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and its secretary, Ben Carson. Unlike the last time advocates sued HUD, in 2017 — a case they won — this time the same judge, U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell,

Will Shareholders Lose the Right to Sue Over Corporate Fraud?

James Kacouris’ timing couldn’t have been worse. Just 24 hours after he purchased 140 shares of Facebook, the company’s share price plummeted 18.96 percent in the biggest one-day stock loss in U.S. market history. In an earnings announcement issued after the markets closed on July 25, the day he bought the

Prison Strike Organizer Warns: Brutal Prison Conditions Risk “Another Attica”

The Lee Correctional Institution on April 16, 2018, in Bishopville, S.C. Multiple inmates were killed and others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside the maximum-security prison in South Carolina. Photo: Sean Rayford/AP Last April, a seven-hour prison riot at South Carolina’s Lee Correctional institution left seven inmates dead and dozens

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Radical Anti-Corruption Platform

Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping set of reforms that would radically restrict and publicly expose corporate lobbying in Washington. In a major speech at the National Press Club, she laid out the parameters of what she is calling the “Anti-Corruption Act.” If just half of it were implemented,