Biden’s student loan waiver plan blocked by another court

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A US court in Texas on Thursday night blocked President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program because the government did not have the authority to act.

The new injunction supplements a blockade by the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which placed a temporary block on the program nearly three weeks ago while considering a separate lawsuit filed by six states that denied the program and jurisdiction of challenge the president to act.

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The government has said it can offer far-reaching loan waivers under a 2003 law that allows for such measures during national emergencies. In this case, that emergency is the pandemic.

The Texas case was brought by the Job Creators Network, which describes itself as “an impartial organization founded by entrepreneurs who believe that an informed public is the best defense against bad government policy.”

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