Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Supreme Court to Keep Biden Student Debt Relief Plan on Hold as It Considers Challenge

HeadlineDec 02, 2022

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging President Joe Biden’s student debt relief plan. On Thursday, the court said it would allow decisions by lower courts blocking debt relief to stand while the case proceeds. Oral arguments are scheduled for February. Biden’s plan calls for the cancellation of up to $20,000 in student debt for tens of millions of borrowers. In a statement, the Student Borrower Protection Center said, “Once again, the credibility of the Supreme Court rests on its ability to recognize what we all know to be true: Canceling student debt is legal and necessary to secure the financial futures of 40 million Americans.”

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation