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Supreme Court Keeps Biden’s Student-Debt Plan on Hold, Will Hear Appeal

  • Justices defer request to lift lower court order blocking plan
  • Court will hear presidential-powers showdown early next year
The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg
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The US Supreme Court kept President Joe Biden’s student-loan relief plan on hold while agreeing to hear arguments likely to produce a definitive ruling by June in a high-stakes showdown over presidential power.

The justices declined for now to lift a federal appeals court decision that is blocking the program. But they granted the administration’s request for fast-track review of a challenge to the plan by six Republican-led states. The court indicated it will hear arguments in late February or early March.