Last week, the Supreme Court issued three important decisions that will impact public policymaking for decades.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that the use of race in college admissions is a violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, dealing a major blow to affirmative action in education.
On Friday, the Supreme Court determined in a 6-3 decision that states cannot force workers to promote messages that violate their religious beliefs, a significant victory for those who support religious liberty.
But it was the high court’s decision on Friday to strike down President Biden’s plan to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt that could prove to be the most important – but perhaps not for the reason you think.
In Biden v. Nebraska, the Supreme Court ruled that the administration broke the law when it attempted to “cancel” $10,000 in student loan debt for Americans who earn less than $125,000 per year, and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients.
The primary issue in the case centered on text included in the 2003 Heroes Act, which granted to the Department of Education the authority to “waive or modify any statutory or regulatory provision applicable to the student financial assistance programs under title IV of the [Education Act] as the Secretary deems necessary in connection with a war or other military operation or national emergency.”
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Justin Haskins is a New York Times bestselling author and political commentator, the president and founder of The Henry Dearborn Liberty Network, and the director of the Socialism Research Center at The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank. (His work here does not necessarily reflect the views of The Heartland Institute.) Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins.