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Biden Administration requests the Supreme Court for an Injunction to Lift Blocking Their Massive Loan Forgiveness Programme

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Biden Administration requests the Supreme Court for an Injunction to Lift Blocking Their Massive Loan Forgiveness Programme


Silhouettes of students wearing caps. The students are made out of money.

Today the Biden Administration¬† filed an application urging the Supreme Court to lift a lower court preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the president’s massive student loan forgiveness program, which would cancel some $400 billion in student loan debt. The lower court’s decision is here. The Supreme Court’s decision on the Administration’s request could well be a prelude to the justices’ overall views about how student loan litigation should be handled. It could signal that the Court’s majority believes the plaintiffs have no standing to challenge the loan forgiveness program. If, on the other hand, the Court rules against the Biden Administration, that may well indicate a majority of the justices oppose Biden’s position on¬† both standing and the merits.

The Eighth Circuit appeals decision by the administration to overturn a trial court ruling that found that the six state governments who filed the case had no standing to do so. I believe the Eighth Circuit correctly decided that the state of…



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