ProPublica is reigniting public indignation over the foreclosure paperwork "scandal."
Senior Counsel Hans Bader explains why paperwork errors should not be the focal point of public discourse about mortgage foreclosures.
"Dismissing foreclosure actions based on technicalities that have nothing to do with whether a borrower defaulted on a loan will lead to negative 'consequences' for borrowers in the future, like much more costly handling of paperwork, that will likely lead to increased closing costs for people purchasing a home. 'Total war over missing paperwork' is a bad thing for honest borrowers and lenders alike."
"A Guide to the Open Internet" seeks to generate support for net neutrality.
"The FCC’s proposed net neutrality rules rest on the fallacy that government action is needed to ensure a vibrant, innovative Internet. In reality, today’s Internet is as free and innovative as ever, while consumer choice among broadband providers is at an all time high. Even the 'limited' net neutrality rules set to be announced tomorrow would empower a heavily politicized federal agency to dictate the outcomes of otherwise-private disputes over network access and pricing."