Monday, October 24, 2022

Supreme Court Asked to Halt Biden Student Loan Debt Relief by Wisconsin Taxpayers; Supreme Court’s Amy Coney Barrett Declines to Block Biden’s Student Loan Relief

Supreme Court asked to halt Biden student loan debt relief by Wisconsin taxpayers:
The Supreme Court on Wednesday was asked to take up a lawsuit filed by a group of Wisconsin taxpayers who sued to halt the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness program.
An emergency request was filed to Justice Amy Coney Barrett just days after the administration began accepting applications for the program, which saw more than 8 million sign-ups during the program's pilot phase over the weekend.
The challengers include the Brown County Taxpayers Association, which called President Joe Biden 's national debt cancellation plan an illegal decision that violated Congress's discretionary spending power.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty filed the lawsuit on behalf of the BCTA, arguing that "it is critical that the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on the President’s unconstitutional student loan relief plan before Sunday, when the loan forgiveness could start," WILL President Rick Esenberg wrote in a press readout. --->READ MORE HERE
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Supreme Court’s Amy Coney Barrett declines to block Biden’s student loan relief​:
US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday declined to block President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel billions of dollars in student debt in a challenge to the policy’s legality by a Wisconsin taxpayers organization represented by a conservative legal group.
Barrett denied without explanation an emergency request to put on hold the debt forgiveness plan for people who had taken out loans to pay for college announced by Biden in August in the challenge brought by the Brown County Taxpayers Association.
A lower court threw out the group’s lawsuit for lacking the necessary legal standing to bring the case because it could not show that it was personally harmed by the loan relief.
Barrett, designated by the Supreme Court to act on emergency matters arising from a group of states including Wisconsin, did not ask Biden’s administration for a response to the group’s request.
The plaintiffs in the case are represented by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, a conservative legal group.
In a policy benefiting millions of Americans, Biden announced that the US government will forgive up to $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 a year, or $250,000 for married couples. Students who received Pell Grants to benefit lower-income college students will have up to $20,000 of their debt canceled. --->READ MORE HERE
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