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Among numerous legal challenges, Biden has faced suits to stop his plan from taxpayers in Wisconsin and a group of student loan borrowers.

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to take up a legal battle between red states and President Joe Biden over debt forgiveness for student loan borrowers - keeping the program on pause - and will instead hear a full briefing on the case in February.  Read more»

Since Biden’s highly anticipated August announcement, legal challenges have tried to put the kibosh on the program.

President Joe Biden asked the Supreme Court on Friday to put his student loan forgiveness program into action by overruling an injunction from the Eighth Circuit.  Read more»

Last month, the St. Louis-based Eighth Circuit issued an administrative stay blocking the student loan forgiveness plan pending the states' appeal.

The Eighth Circuit placed a preliminary injunction on the Biden administration's student debt relief plan Monday, the latest development in a case brought by six states that oppose forgiving federal student loan debt. Read more»

90% of student loans are within the $1.6 trillion portfolio currently managed by the Department of Education.

Republican states suing President Biden over his federal student loan forgiveness program asked for a preliminary injunction prohibiting the implementation of Biden’s plan, part of a lawsuit that argues the plan will hurt a struggling economy and provide no relief to the working class. Read more»

It’s unclear whether this particular act of debt forgiveness would survive an expected court challenge.

The White House plan to cancel thousands of dollars in federal student loan debt has raised many questions, including political claims about whom the plan benefits most, how it may impact inflation and whether Biden has the authority to cancel student loan debt. Read more»

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure but also create jobs at a time of widespread unemployment, protect the planet from a warming climate and narrow long-standing racial disparities. Read more»