States lack standing to challenge the Dept of Education’s plan to relieve student debt

Yesterday evening, a federal court in Missouri dismissed a challenge by six states (Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, and South Carolina) to the Department of Education's plan to cancel $10,000 (or $20,000 for Pell grant recipients) of federal student-loan debt. The court held that the states lacked standing to bring the case.

The district court opinion is here.

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