Supreme Court Skeptical of Biden’s Student Loan Cancellation Plan: Nebraska AG Reacts

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on the Biden Administration’s plan to forgive student debt for millions of Americans. The court seemed skeptical of the plan, as justices raised questions about the legality of the proposal.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, was among those protesting outside the court. “We’re here to say that debt is a drag on our economy,” Weingarten shouted. “That is not fair!”

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson was among the opponents of the plan, arguing that the executive branch had exceeded its authority. “This is a breathtaking grasp of executive power,” Peterson said.

Proponents of the plan argue that it would provide much-needed relief to millions of Americans struggling with student debt. “The government has already forgiven debt in the past,” said Robert Kelchen, a professor of higher education at Seton Hall University. “This is no different.”

The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling on the plan later this year.

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