Ever since President Joe Biden announced the student loan cancellation program, it has been under heavy scrutiny.
It has faced multiple legal hurdles, with some claiming that the administration broke several rules in trying to get this initiative through.
And one of the most significant lawsuits just hit.
Conservative group Job Creators Network took the strong legal action, and filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
They claim plaintiffs were denied due process under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), which is a definite sticking point.
Specifically, the lawsuit calls out the Department of Education (from Fox News):
The Department of Education has flagrantly violated the APA’s notice-and-comment requirements.
Behind closed doors, the Department promulgated a new Debt Forgiveness Program that will affect tens of millions of Americans and cost hundreds of billions of dollars.
This isn’t an uncommon tactic to take in the courts.
In fact, critics often accused former President Donald Trump of failing to follow APA rules. They said Trump was basically overstepping his authority.
In this case, the Biden administration claims POTUS has “emergency power” to forgive student loans. This would fall under the 2003 HEROES Act.
Job Creators Network Foundation president Elaine Parker stated:
The plaintiffs were denied notice and comment, which the APA requires. That’s pretty simple.
Everyone in this country is affected by this program and so everyone should be allowed to provide their government with their views, and the plaintiffs here were denied that process.
The White House maintains that the program helps the middle class, though critics say it actually helps the higher classes more.
We’ll have to see how this progresses in court, and whether or not it acts as a roadblock for Biden’s controversial program.
- Biden’s Department of Education is being sued for alleged violation of the APA.
- This could partially derail Biden’s questionable student loan cancellation program.
- The White House claims the program helps the middle class, though critics disagree.
Source: Fox News