This occurs hours after Supreme Court judge Barrett threw out an attempt to stop the program that over 8 million people have applied to Biden Education Dept for relief….
Applications are still being received and logged in….
A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily halted President Biden’s student debt relief plan, preventing the government from moving forward with the debt cancellation it had said could start as early as next week.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted a stay in response to an appeal filed by six Republican-led states after a district court judge dismissed their case on Thursday for lack of standing.
The action puts any debt cancellation on hold until the court can rule on the states’ request for an injunction preventing the government from discharging debts. The court set a Monday deadline for the government to submit its response to the states’ filing, and a Tuesday deadline for the states to respond.
“The order does not reverse the trial court’s dismissal of the case, or suggest that the case has merit,” Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, said late Friday. “It merely prevents debt from being discharged until the court makes a decision.”….
The NAACP slammed a federal appeals court’s decision to temporarily block the Biden administration’s student debt relief program on Friday, saying that those who are opposing the plan are being hypocritical.
NAACP President Derrick Johnson said those who are blaming the administration for high levels of inflation are the same ones trying to stop policies that will provide relief to those most affected….