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Public interest lawyer sues Biden admin to stop student debt write-off

Added 09-27-22 05:03:01pm EST - “President Biden's plan to cancel billions in student loan debt hit what's believed to be its first legal snag on Tuesday with a lawsuit alleging the move is an illegal overreach by the administration that would increase state tax…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Public interest lawyer sues Biden admin to stop student debt write-off”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Biden’s plan to cancel billions in student loan debt hit what’s believed to be its first legal snag on Tuesday with a lawsuit alleging the move is an illegal overreach by the administration that would increase state tax burdens for some who have their debt forgiven automatically.

The Pacific Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm in California, filed a suit in federal court in Indiana on behalf of Frank Garrison, an Indiana-based public interest attorney and employee of the foundation.

Mr. Garrison’s case is believed to be the first of many lawsuits expected in response to Mr. Biden’s student debt write-off.

“Congress did not authorize the executive branch to unilaterally cancel student debt,” said Caleb Kruckenberg, an attorney at the libertarian-leaning foundation. “It’s flagrantly illegal for the executive branch to create a $500 billion program by press release, and without statutory authority or even the basic notice and comment procedure for new regulations.”

The complaint names the Department of Education and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona as plaintiffs.

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