August 24, 2016

Consumers Overwhelming Want Restoration of Their Rights to Fair Trials Over Bank Misconduct

Bank Foreclosures

As reported in the LA Times, a recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts reveals that an overwhelming majority of consumers loathe the mandatory arbitration agreements that have been forced into common usage by major corporations, including major banks across America.

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August 17, 2016

Latinos, Blacks Still Face Housing Discrimination

Jumbo mortgages reports on the pervasive erosion of wealth among families of color that continues more than half a decade past the recent “housing crisis.”

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August 15, 2016

Senator Tim Kaine on Making Housing Fair in America

Senator Tim Kaine

A heartfelt and stirring commentary on fair housing in America appeared August 12th on CNN written by Tim Kaine, United States Senator from Virginia and the Democratic candidate for vice president. Mr. Kaine’s piece reviews his own career fighting for fair housing and civil rights, touching back to his first case as a young lawyer…

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August 8, 2016

CEO Pay is Taking a Hit — Unless They Run Big Banks

Unfair Bank Lending

According to CNBC, “it’s getting tougher to be a CEO — if you don’t work for one of the giant banks.” Their August 8, 2016 story goes on to note, “In a year when none of the CEOs of the biggest banks in America saw their overall compensation decline, pay for corporate CEOs overall shrank on…

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August 4, 2016

Anton Scalia, Impediment to Justice

The U.S. Supreme Court looks up

The Atlantic has published “How Scalia Made It Difficult to Bring Cases to Court,” a lengthy examination of late Justice Anton Scalia’s tenure on the Supreme Court — mostly a pattern and practice of defending the rights of the wealthy and corporations at the expense of minorities and the underprivileged. His surviving co-justices are now…

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August 4, 2016

The New Thorn in the Sides of Big Banks

Derelict terrace house awaiting demolition.

The Wall Street Journal (subscription) reports on Fair Housing Act lawsuits version 2.0: lawsuits where the accusing parties are cities, rather than individuals. But there’s a stumbling block to the progression of these suits, as the target banks, whose loans the suits accuse of blighting cities and decimating tax bases to the harm of all residents,…

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