Courts Use Increasingly Lawless Arguments [sic] to Block Student Debt Relief

Source: The American Prospect
by David Dayen

“On Monday, a three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals instituted an emergency injunction of President Biden’s student debt cancellation program. The verdict granted standing to sue to an alleged plaintiff which has said publicly and in writing that it had nothing to do with the lawsuit, and no relationship with the office that filed it. The ruling, in effect, turned a non-plaintiff into a plaintiff. It’s the kind of decision that makes you wonder what the law is, and whether it matters what it says. But the conservative judiciary could see these same tactics used by determined plaintiffs with different priorities.” [editor’s note: If this even begins to restore the “Congress passes, POTUS signs” paradigm, it will be a win for liberty – SAT] [additional editor’s note: As if “Congress” ever had anything to do with “liberty” – TLK] (11/15/22)