SCOTUS DECIDES FEDERAL LAWSUIT ON ISSUES RAISED BY BCTA AND WILL
Court rules Biden’s tuition forgiveness plan unconstitutional
Green Bay, WI – (July 27, 2023) – By a vote of 6-3, the US Supreme Court Justices issued a June 30, 2023 decision that the Biden administration overstepped its authority in 2021 when it announced that it would cancel up to $400 billion in student loans. The Court found that Biden’s plan implicated the “major questions doctrine,” which was the same argument raised by the Brown County Taxpayers Association in its case. BCTA filed the first lawsuit (BCTA v. Biden, 10/4/22) in the nation that made it all the way to the Supreme Court, but was unable to obtain an injunction. After the State of Nebraska obtained an injunction a few days later, BCTA dismissed its lawsuit at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Though the BCTA case did not succeed due to lack of standing, the issue did, and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) congratulates BCTA for standing up for the rule of law and taxpayers all around the United States.
BCTA President Glen Schwalbach remarked: “This demonstrates what a small taxpayers’ “watchdog” group can accomplish when driven by its courage of convictions. We also congratulate WILL on a disciplined and timely filing.”
For those interested in more details, the case filing and other information may be found at:
The Brown County Taxpayers Association is a local group working to bring information and awareness to issues that affect tax policy or impose regulatory burdens. Promoting fiscal responsibility in government, since 1986.