The Supreme Court has agreed to weigh the legality of Joe Biden’s unconstitutional student loan forgiveness scam.
The court said the program will remain frozen until the case is heard, the BBC reported.
Supreme Court takes up Biden debt relief
Biden had asked the Supreme Court to intervene and overturn a federal appeals court ruling blocking the policy, which would forgive up to $20,000 in debt for certain borrowers.
The far-left president may get an unfavorable hearing from the conservative Supreme Court, which has already issued decisions rebuking the Biden administration’s overreach on vaccine mandates and environmental regulation.
Biden’s student debt plan has sharply divided Americans, with opponents seeing it as a blatantly illegal patronage scheme.
Republican challengers say Biden clearly usurped Congress’s power over the purse, an argument lower courts have found persuasive.
“In this country, we are not ruled by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone. Instead, we are ruled by a Constitution that provides for three distinct and independent branches of government,” Texas judge Mark Pittman, a Trump appointee, wrote in striking down the policy.
Biden’s patronage scam
The pretext of Biden’s jubilee is that COVID represents a continuing “emergency” under a law called the HEROES Act that Biden says allows him to unilaterally erase debt.
But Biden himself has claimed that the pandemic is “over,” comments the Supreme Court may find worth considering.
Biden recently extended a moratorium on student loans until June, when the Supreme Court would potentially hand down its ruling. In a video addressing the legal challenges, Biden called it deeply “unfair” to expect borrowers to pay back their loans.
“It isn’t fair to ask tens of millions of borrowers eligible for relief to resume their student debt payments while the courts consider the lawsuit,” Biden said.
The administration has frozen new applications for the time being, BBC noted.