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Supreme Court rejects request to block Biden student loan debt forgiveness program


U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett poses during a group portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., October 7, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | ReutersThe Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to block the Biden administration’s student loan debt relief program.Justice Amy Coney Barrett denied the emergency application to block the program that had been filed by a Wisconsin taxpayers’ group Wednesday.Barrett is responsible for such applications issued from cases in the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which includes Wisconsin. A notation of her denial on the Supreme Court’s docket does not indicate that she referred the application to the entire Supreme Court before she rejected the request.The loan relief plan, which is set to begin taking effect this weekend, will cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for millions of borrowers.More than 8 million people submitted applications for the program last weekend after the U.S. Department of Education launched a beta test. The challenge to the pl …

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