On Thursday, A Texas Trump-appointed Judge blocked Biden’s widespread student loan forgiveness plan. CNN called this the “most significant setback thus far – prompting the Department of Education to stop accepting applications for debt relief.”
The Department of Justice immediately appealed to the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which will pause the program until it is resolved.
“Whether the Program constitutes good public policy is not the role of this Court to determine. Still, no one can plausibly deny that it is either one of the largest delegations of legislative power to the executive branch, or one of the largest exercises of legislative power without congressional authority in the history of the United States,” United States District Judge Mark Pittman wrote.
We strongly disagree with the District Court’s ruling on our student debt relief program and the Department of Justice has filed an appeal.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) November 11, 2022
The lawsuit was brought by The Job Creators Network Foundation. President Elaine Parker was elated by the results and responded by saying,
“The court has correctly ruled in favor of our motion and deemed the Biden student loan program illegal. The judge criticized the Biden Administration program, calling it ‘one of the largest exercises of legislative power without congressional authority in the history of the United States.’
This ruling protects the rule of law which requires all Americans to have their voices heard by their federal government,” Parker said.
The first major legal ruling about this came to the Federal Appeals court just days after the lawsuit by 6 states was dismissed. Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Iowa all argued that Biden does not have the power to enact such a policy.
US District Judge Henry Edward Autrey who first dismissed the state’s lawsuit reasoned: “While Plaintiffs present important and significant challenges to the debt relief plan, the current Plaintiffs are unable to proceed to the resolution of these challenges.”
“For the 26 million borrowers who have already given the Department of Education the necessary information to be considered for debt relief – 16 million of whom have already been approved for relief – the Department will hold onto their information so it can quickly process their relief once we prevail in court,” said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded in a statement shortly after the news Thursday.
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