Published September 29, 2022
Conservatives opposed to President Biden’s student debt relief proposal finally have some good news: It will likely be defeated in court.
The nonprofit Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit on Tuesday that has a good chance of winning. That’s because the suit will likely be able to overcome the primary obstacle to challenging Biden’s plan: standing. Courts can only hear cases that involve a real dispute between parties who have a real stake in the case’s outcome. The doctrine ensures that purely political matters are decided by the political branches. That is often not a serious barrier to bringing contentious matters before the courts because a government’s act usually disadvantages at least one person who has motive to sue.