DOJ Makes Opposite COVID Arguments In Student Loan, Border Cases

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: U.S. President Joe Biden (L) and Attorney General Merrick Garland walk into the East Room for the Public Safety Officer Medals of Valor ceremony at the White House on May 16, 2022 in Washington, DC. The medals are given for “extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty.”   (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Biden administration’s solicitor general intends to argue that COVID-19 is — depending on the Biden policy being rationalized — an ongoing public health emergency, yet also an abated public health threat.
  • Supreme Court “could hear COVID is so serious that we need to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to forgive student loans while at the same time COVID is so little an issue that we can let all these unscreened, potentially unvaccinated migrants come through,” says immigration expert.
  • In one case, COVID-19 is still a major problem, while in the other, the pandemic is now a non-issue, according to the administration.

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