Monday, November 14, 2022

Feds Stop Loan Forgiveness Bids After judge Strikes Down Biden Handout; Judge Finds That Biden’s Illegal Student-Loan Order Is Illegal; Judge Reminds Biden No One Voted for His Bailout

Feds stop loan forgiveness bids after judge strikes down Biden handout:
The Biden administration stopped taking applications for student loan forgiveness Friday after a federal judge in Texas struck down the president’s $400 billion debt relief giveaway.
“Courts have issued orders blocking our student debt relief program,” a note on the federally run loan forgiveness application page declared.
“As a result, at this time, we are not accepting applications. We are seeking to overturn those orders.”
The halt came one day after US District Judge Mark Pittman rejected Biden’s executive action to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for tens of millions of Americans.
Pittman ruled that the White House did not have “clear congressional authorization to create a $400 billion student loan forgiveness program.”
“In this country, we are not ruled by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone,” Pittman wrote in his order. --->READ MORE HERE
Ardon Bar-Hama/Handout via Reuters
Judge Finds That Biden’s Illegal Student-Loan Order Is Illegal:
Here’s the Washington Post:
A federal judge in Texas on Thursday blocked President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program, delivering a victory to a conservative advocacy group that sued to strike down the plan.
This was not a victory for “a conservative advocacy group.” It was a victory for the rule of law. It was a victory for Article I. It was a victory for separation of powers. It was a victory for people who can read. It was a victory, in other words, for America’s beautiful constitutional order. 
This particular suit had to do with the Administrative Procedure Act. As the Post noted, “the suit alleges the administration violated federal procedures by denying borrowers the opportunity to provide public comment before unveiling the program.” But that’s just one small part of the order’s extraordinary illegality. From the start, it has been entirely obvious that if the question ever reached the merits of this case, it would be nixed by the courts. And so it has. In his opinion Judge Pittman recorded that Biden’s order “does not provide clear congressional authorization for the program proposed by the Secretary.” Specifically, he observed that student-loan forgiveness is not mentioned in the statute that Biden pretended gave him authority; that, because Biden himself had declared the pandemic to be over, there was no justifying “emergency” in the first place; and, finally, that the agency that was expected to execute the order had found recently that it had no such authority. Because this is a “major question,” the judge concluded, the court was not obliged to defer. --->READ MORE HERE
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