SCOTUS Rejects Biden Student Loan Forgiveness Plan
This is the court's latest rebuff of an administration action
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday said President Joe Biden does not have authority for his roughly $400 billion program to forgive student loan debt, the latest blow from a Supreme Court that has been dismissive of this administration’s bold claims of power.
Once again, along ideological lines, the vote was 6 to 3, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the court’s dominant conservatives.
Biden contended his administration had the authority to forgive student loan debt under the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003. The law allows the education secretary to waive or modify loan provisions in response to a national emergency, such as the coronavirus pandemic.
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