High court rejects appeal to stop student loan forgiveness

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett rejected an appeal from a conservative taxpayers group challenging the Biden administration’s student debt cancellation program, according to a report from the Associated Press. The appeal was brought by the Milwaukee-based conservative law firm Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty on behalf of the Brown County Taxpayers Association. The filing stated that the Supreme Court needed an emergency order to put the program on hold because the administration could begin canceling outstanding student debt. Barrett oversees emergency appeals from Wisconsin and neighboring states. She acted on her own without involving the rest of the court.

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