Courts To Joe: You’re No King

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 28:  US President Joe Biden and US Vice President Kamala Harris greet supporters during the Democratic Party's Independence Dinner on October 28, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Election Day will be held on November 8.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Emboldened by a historic Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, federal courts from coast to coast are erasing Joe Biden’s efforts to expand his executive powers to encompass everything from imposing vaccine mandates to canceling personal debt without Congress’ blessing.
  • With each ruling, judges are sending an unmistakable message to the 46th president: America has no kings under its Constitution.
  • Biden’s latest repudiation came Thursday night in Texas, where a judge offered a history lesson ripped from the Federalist Papers in striking down the administration’s student loan forgiveness plan that would have shifted more than $400 billion in personal debt to taxpayers without the blessing of Congress.

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