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Student Debt Cancellation Program In Jeopardy As Supreme Court Justices Hear Arguments

A photo collage showing the US Capitol atop US currency (student loan debt)

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Feb. 28, 2023, regarding a multistate lawsuit to block the Biden administration’s student loan debt cancellation program. John Patrick Hunt, a law professor at the University of California, Davis, and Celeste K. Carruthers, an economics professor at the University of Tennessee, explain what’s at stake and what clues the court has given as to how it may rule on the matter.