Spotlight: Biden’s student loan bailout blocked

By Eric Boehm, Reason

A federal court on Friday night temporarily blocked President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program, issuing a stay that will give judges time to review legal challenges to the scheme.

A day earlier, federal district Judge Henry Autrey had rejected a challenge brought by a group of Republican attorneys general from five states and Iowa’s governor. Although the case raised “important and significant challenges” to Biden’s student debt relief plan, Autrey ultimately ruled that the state governments lacked standing—that is, the right to bring a case based on a demonstration of harm and potential remedy.

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