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In extraordinary move, federal judge moves to fast track ruling on Biden student debt forgiveness
Trump appointed jurist says he’s ready to decide merits, skipping preliminary injunction and trial.
(Just the News) A federal judge in Texas took the extraordinary step Wednesday of declaring he’s ready to decide the legality of President Joe Biden’s executive order canceling hundreds of billions of dollars of student loan debt, bypassing a current request for a preliminary injunction and the customary trial.
U.S. District Judge Mark T. Pittman had been holding a hearing on a request from the small business group Job Creators Network’s legal arm on behalf of two plaintiffs to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Biden from enacting the debt relief until the legality of his executive order was decided.
But Pittman, appointed by former President Donald Trump, declared Wednesday in a five-sentence, one-page order that the government and plaintiff lawyers had made all the necessary arguments and that a trial would not elicit further evidence so he is ready to move to a judgement on the merits of the case.
“Having held a hearing on Plaintiffs’ Motion…Read the rest