JUL 05, 2024

Attorney General Alan Wilson files emergency application with U.S. Supreme Court to halt unconstitutional student loan repayment plan

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Today, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson filed an emergency application with the United States Supreme Court to halt the SAVE student loan repayment plan.

“The Supreme Court already ruled in another case that the Biden administration doesn’t have the authority to waive hundreds of billions of student loan repayments,” Attorney General Wilson said. “But President Biden is trying to go around that and do it anyway. This is classic grandstanding by the President of the United States. It would mean all taxpayers will be saddled with paying off billions of dollars of these students’ debts.”

A federal district court had previously granted a preliminary injunction to put the plan on hold, but the U.S. Department of Education filed for a stay of that injunction so the repayment plan could take effect. The 10th Circuit granted that stay, so South Carolina, Texas, and Alaska are asking the Supreme Court to stop the loan repayment plan.

The Supreme Court ruled in the case of Nebraska v. Biden that the president does not have the legal authority to cancel college student loan repayments; only Congress has that authority. But President Biden boasted in a speech, “The Supreme Court blocked it. They blocked it. But that didn’t stop me.” South Carolina, Texas, and Alaska are asking the Supreme Court to uphold the rule of law and the Constitution.

You can read the emergency application here.

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