biden’s Student Loan Debt Relief Plan Declared “Unlawful”

(The New American) U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman in Texas ruled Thursday that “President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt was unlawful and must be vacated, delivering a victory to conservative opponents of the program,” according to Reuters.

Calling the program an “unconstitutional exercise of Congress’s legislative power,” Pittman wrote that “in this country, we are not ruled by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone. Instead, we are ruled by a Constitution that provides for three distinct and independent branches of government.”

The plaintiffs in the case, Myra Brown and Alexander Taylor, claimed they were injured by the government’s student debt relief program because the Department of Education did not seek public comment on the policy, which deprived them and other stakeholders of the chance to weigh in and resulted in a program that arbitrarily benefited some and not others…

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