DeVos Urges Skeptical 9th Circ. To Quash Loan Relief Depo

By Hannah Albarazi (October 6, 2021, 9:55 PM EDT) -- Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to quash her deposition subpoena in a lawsuit by student borrowers seeking forgiveness from "predatory" for-profit college loans, but panelists indicated they were struggling to see how the lower court "clearly erred" issuing it.

A three-judge Ninth Circuit panel appeared wary during oral arguments Wednesday to interfere with U.S. District Judge William H. Alsup's order instructing DeVos to submit to deposition by student loan borrowers claiming the agency unlawfully delayed processing their requests for loan forgiveness, saying that for that Ninth Circuit to get...

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