Barrett Again Denies Challenge To Biden’s Student-Loan Bailout

FILE - President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the Constitutional Oath to her on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington, Oct. 26, 2020. The Supreme Court's decision that women have no constitutional right to an abortion marked the apex of a week that reinforced Trump's grip on Washington more than a year and a half after he exited the White House for the final time. The same Supreme Court now dominated by Trump-appointed conservatives also voted to weaken restrictions on gun ownership. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

At a glance

  • Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett denied an emergency filing to block President Biden’s student loan debt bailout plan – the second time she has rejected such a filing.
  • Barrett acted alone, denied the application without explanation and did not refer the case to the full Supreme Court.
  • Biden’s plan, unveiled in August, was designed to forgive up to $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers making less than $125,000 per year, or $250,000 for married couples. Borrowers who received Pell Grants to benefit lower-income college students would have up to $20,000 of their debt canceled.

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