A federal judge in the state of Texas has blocked US President Joe Biden's signature plan to pardon thousands of dollars in student debt.

 



A federal judge in the state of Texas has blocked US President Joe Biden's signature plan to pardon thousands of dollars in student debt.

Thursday's decision by District Judge Mark Pittman, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, comes because the program has been suspended pending separate federal lawsuits filed by six Republican-run states: Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska South Carolina. .

In this country, we are not ruled by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone. Instead, we are ruled by a Constitution that provides for three distinct and independent branches of government,” Pittman wrote in his decision.

“The Court is not blind to the current political division in our country. But it is fundamental to the survival of our Republic that the separation of powers as outlined in our Constitution be preserved.”

“The Court is not blind to the current political division in our country. But it is fundamental to the survival of our Republic that the separation of powers as outlined in our Constitution be preserved.”

Critics have said the plan, which would forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt, oversteps President Joe Biden’s bounds

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