Supreme Court Blocks the Biden Regime’s Student Loan Scheme

On June 30, 2023, the Supreme Court issued a ruling where it struck down the Biden regime’s scheme to dole out student loan forgiveness to roughly  40 million Americans through its use of executive power.

Two cases, Biden v. Nebraska and Department of Education v. Brown, were brought forward by six states and two individual loan holders who challenged the Secretary of Education’s use of emergency powers to nullify student loan debt.

“[T]he HEROES Act provides no authorization for the Secretary’s plan even when examined using the ordinary tools of statutory interpretation—let alone ‘clear congressional authorization’ for such a program,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion of Biden v. Nebraska. In this opinion, Roberts was accompanied by Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

Back in August 2022, President Joe Biden announced his plan to cancel up to $10,000 in student loan debt for non-Pell Grant recipients and up to $20,000 for individuals who received Pell Grants using the 2003 HEROES Act, which grants the Secretary of Education the power to “waive or modify” provisions of student financial aid programs during a national emergency to guarantee that recipients are “not placed in a worse position financially.” 

The justices ruled that  the two individual loan holders in Department of Education v. Brown did not have the standing to file a lawsuit, as they “failed to show that their injury is fairly traceable to the Plan,” but the majority ruled in the states’ lawsuit that at least Missouri did possess standing to challenge the Biden regime’s student loan plan.

The state of Missouri claimed that its student loan servicer, the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (MOHELA), would have its revenue slashed by 40% if federal loans are forgiven.

Student liberty forgiveness is clearly about Biden rewarding one of his key constituencies – young professionals who incurred massive student debt. Fortunately, the Supreme Court became useful for once. However, Supreme Court decisions aren’t going to reform the US’s flawed education system. To truly bring about an efficient education system that educates the masses in the US, there needs to be a separation of education and state, which is accompanied by a full-blown purge of the Left from key education positions.

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