President Biden’s administration will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its disastrous program for hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan forgiveness.
The Justice Department is asking the Supreme Court to block previous rulings in Texas and Missouri that declared the program unconstitutional.
The Justice Department claims that halting the program could cause financial hardship for Americans, as student loan payments are expected to resume in January after several years of a pandemic-related grace period.
A federal judge in Texas struck down the White House’s student loan handouts last week, ruling in a lawsuit brought by the Job Creators Network Foundation. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, argues that the plaintiffs were denied due process under the Administrative Procedure Act to object to the move during the comment period.
“It is not the role of this court to determine whether this program constitutes good public policy. Still, no one can deny that it is one of the largest delegations of legislative power to the executive branch.” is one of, or one of, the greatest legislative exercises in the history of the United States without the authority of Congress.” United States District Judge Mark Pitman wrote on November 10th.
Student loan handout: New lawsuit says Biden didn’t follow administrative procedures
Biden’s plan, which aims to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients in college and up to $10,000 for others borrowing using federal student loans, would cost taxpayers $400 billion. will cost more than Since the administration’s announcement, a handful of legal challenges have been filed in courts across the country, as states and advocacy groups work to block Biden’s plan.
Missouri, led by Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and South Carolina, filed a lawsuit challenging the program, claiming the Department of Education lacked the authority to cancel the degree loan.
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The program’s constitutionality has been questioned from the start, with Republicans pointing to the unprecedented power the measure would give to the executive branch.
FoxNew’s Kelly Lacko and Gabrielle Hayes contributed to this report.