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Conservative justices seem skeptical of Biden's student loan forgiveness plan

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2023
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Conservative Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared skeptical about the legality of President Joe Biden's student loan debt relief plan, although questions remain as to whether the challengers have legal standing to sue.

The program, which would allow eligible borrowers to cancel up to $20,000 in debt, has been blocked since the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary hold in October, and there are major doubts it will ever go into effect.

The challengers argue that the administration’s proposal — announced by Biden in August and originally scheduled to take effect...

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