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The Biden administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to reinstate its student loan forgiveness program, saying its creation was well within the authority of the education secretary and that a lower court decision putting it on hold “leaves millions of economically vulnerable borrowers in limbo.”
U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar criticized a 3-0 decision on Monday by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. It sided with a coalition of six Republican-led states that requested that the court table any debt cancellation amid ongoing litigation. The injunction is to remain in place until further action from that court or the Supreme Court.
Prelogar said the states did not have the legal standing to challenge the administration’s actions, and that at any rate, federal law gives the education secretary broad authority to make changes in the student loan program during emergencies, such as the pandemic. The Trump and Biden…
This article was written by Robert Barnes and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com