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LetMyPeopleVote

(149,348 posts)
Thu Mar 2, 2023, 09:53 PM Mar 2023

Biden administration lawyer may have saved student loan forgiveness plan at Supreme Court

The six MAGA nut cases want to gut the Biden student loan forgiveness but had no real legal basis to do so. The Biden solicitor general did a great job of making this clear

This attorney did an amazing job



https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/01/supreme-court-biden-loan-forgiveness-plan-chances.html

The government’s top Supreme Court lawyer may have saved President Joe Biden’s $400 billion student loan forgiveness plan from what experts considered all but certain defeat.

Experts lobbed praise on Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, the lawyer who represented the Biden administration in front of the nine justices Tuesday.

“The Biden administration now seems more likely than not to win the cases,” said higher education expert Mark Kantrowitz.

“Her preparation, poise and power were impressive,” Kantrowitz said......

“She may have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat,” Shugerman wrote.

The nine justices considered two legal challenges to Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for borrowers. Six GOP-led states — Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina — had brought one of the lawsuits, and the other was backed by the Job Creators Network Foundation, a conservative advocacy organization.

Prelogar argued that the president was acting squarely within the law to avoid borrower distress during national emergencies and that plaintiffs had not shown in any way that they’d be harmed by the policy, which is typically a requirement to establish so-called legal standing.
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Biden administration lawyer may have saved student loan forgiveness plan at Supreme Court (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2023 OP
I am nervous about this case liberal N proud Mar 2023 #1
Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina - Republican MAGA Hellscape. emulatorloo Mar 2023 #2
Fingers crossed Hekate Mar 2023 #3
I don't trust the Alito Court to do anything other than decide on their ideological Thomas Hurt Mar 2023 #4
Yep. rubbersole Mar 2023 #6
...K&R... spanone Mar 2023 #5

liberal N proud

(60,517 posts)
1. I am nervous about this case
Thu Mar 2, 2023, 10:01 PM
Mar 2023

Not that it will make a difference for me, but I am thinking about all those burdened with the debt.

There are two types of people:
Those who think, I went through this and so should you.
The others who think: I went through this and and I am going to do everything I can so you don't have to.

emulatorloo

(45,316 posts)
2. Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Carolina - Republican MAGA Hellscape.
Thu Mar 2, 2023, 10:05 PM
Mar 2023

I lived in Iowa when it was a purple state that elected Democratic Predidents like Obama. Good Democratic Governon’s like Culver. Even the Republican Governors were not Psych MAGAs like Kim Reynolds.

Trump turned all of these states toxic.

Here’s hoping Biden admin prevails.

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
4. I don't trust the Alito Court to do anything other than decide on their ideological
Thu Mar 2, 2023, 10:35 PM
Mar 2023

biases. It might sneak by on the standing issue, but I fully expect the christofascists to manufacture an ideological opinion trashing the Biden Admin.

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