Issues & Insights: Who Are The ‘HEROES’ In The Student Loan Cancellation Case?

February 27, 2023 | By CALEB KRUCKENBERG , DUNCAN SCHROEDER
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Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a pair of challenges to the Biden administration’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in federally held student debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 (or $250,000 for a household). There’s a lot at stake in Biden v. Nebraska and Department of Education v. Brown, not the least of which is the $430 billion estimated cost of the program. The case involves important constitutional questions, like whether the president may “interpret” an old law to achieve a far-reaching policy goal.

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