Weary Taxpayers Can Thank This Legal Doctrine For The Death Of Biden’s Student Bailout Scheme

Weary Taxpayers Can Thank This Legal Doctrine For The Death Of Biden’s Student Bailout Scheme


The Biden administration suffered a major blow earlier this month when a federal court in Texas struck down the president’s student loan “forgiveness” program. Judge Mark Pittman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas made mincemeat of Biden’s decision to discharge billions in debt without congressional authorization: “In this country,” he admonished, “we are not ruled by an all-powerful executive with a pen and a phone.” Taxpayers can thank the “major questions doctrine” for saving them from potentially billions in future tax increases.

Invoked last term to kill an attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, the major questions doctrine looms large in today’s age of expansive regulation. By requiring elected representatives in Congress rather than unelected

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