The US Supreme Court has scheduled its high-profile arguments over the president’s student loan forgiveness plan, so February is expected to be another exciting month there.
President Joe Biden‘s plan, estimated to cost $400 billion, would cancel up to $20,000 in federal student debt for those making less than $125,000 annually. While the courts hear the matter, the proposal is now on hold.
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With battles on voting rights, affirmative action, and the most recent conflict between LGBTQ and religious rights already concluded, the term that includes the student loan argument is already shaping to be another significant one.
The court will hear two exceptional cases contesting the student loan program. In Biden v. Nebraska, six states with Republican majorities examine the president’s constitutional right to enact the broad legislation. The justices will also consider a challenge made by two borrowers who claim they were wrongfully left out of the program in Dept. of Education v. Brown.
For its February session, the court has also set two eagerly awaited social media cases filed on behalf of families whose loved ones were slain in ISIS terrorist assaults.
The court will examine the reach of the Communications Decency Act’s safeguards for social media platforms for third-party information in Gonzalez v. Google. The issue is whether these businesses have a right to these rights when they direct visitors to specific material based on their prior site usage. It will be debated on February 21.
In Twitter, Inc. v. Taamneh, the issue of whether social media corporations can be held accountable for permitting terrorist organizations to utilize their platform outside of Section 230 is raised. It will be argued on February 22.
Emma is a Master of Science candidate at the California Institute of Technology. Since approximately four years ago, she has been a freelance writer, producing content for newspapers, magazines, blogs, and the internet