On Feb. 28, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about President Joe Biden's student loan relief program. The Justices are currently deciding its destiny and legality.
While the mostly conservative court is anticipated to knock down the program, one point might still be in the administration's favor: the lawsuits' standing,
which the plaintiffs must prove before the Court can move forward with the case's main issue—whether the program is administrative overreach owing to its use of the HEROES Act.
The Supreme Court's three-part test for standing to sue requires the plaintiff to have suffered an injury in fact,
There must be a causal connection between the injury and the conduct before the court, and it must be likely, rather than speculative, that a favorable court decision will redress the injury.
“A litigant's inability to show standing to sue may result in dismissal of his distinct claims for relief without a judgement on the merits of those claims,” according to Congress.
Shafroth told Business Insider that the Supreme Court could "entirely possible" side with the plaintiffs, arguing that while the administration did not have constitutional rights to enact the program,
The justices will "recognize our own limits on authority by dismissing this case for lack of Article Three standing."
After the standing question is proven, the justices will address the central issue: the claim that the program is "unconstitutional" and that the HEROES Act
According to court records, Judge Mark T. Pittman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled on Nov. 10 that the program was an illegal use
In this democracy, we are not dominated by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone.