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    By Charlene Crowell  On June 30, a long-awaited and consequential Supreme Court decision denied forgiveness that would have erased $430 billion of federal student loan balances for 20 million borrowers and lowered the median amount owed by another 23 million borrowers from $29,400 to $13,600. Instead, the nation’s highest court yielded to six states – ...
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    Supreme Court Set to Rule By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent Most U.S. adults believe colleges should be allowed to consider race as part of their admissions process. However, an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research poll also indicated that only some people think race should play a significant role in the final decision. ...
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    By Nyah Marshall Howard University News Service Americans around the country, including legal scholars and Black women, are praising President Joe Biden’s announcement last week nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Associate Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Jackson would make history as the first Black woman and the first ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire The U.S. Supreme Court’s sharp rebuke of the Trump Administration’s rationale for wanting the citizenship question in the 2020 census means the question is an artifact of the past, according to Southern Methodist University Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss. “Though ultimately the Trump administration may prevail in having the citizenship question added, ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire If President Donald Trump’s last Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is any indication, his latest pick in Brett Kavanaugh will do the civil rights community no favors, National Urban League President Marc Morial said following the announcement of the president’s high court nominee. Morial wasn’t alone, as many others joined in ...