Supreme Court rejects request to block Biden student loan debt 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 | Reuters

The 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, which had been filed by a Wisconsin taxpayers’ group on Wednesday.

Barrett is responsible for such applications issued from cases in the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which includes Wisconsin.

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 individuals submitted applications for the program last weekend after the U.S. Department of Education launched a beta test.

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