The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday voted 6-3 to strike down President Biden’s $400 billion student loan forgiveness plan.
The justices ruled Biden does not have the authority to wipe out the debt of 20 million Americans.
Biden’s plan would have erased $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers earning less than $125,000 annually and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients.
The landmark ruling comes a day after the SCOTUS voted 6-3 to strike down affirmative action in race-based university admissions.
The Supreme Court ruled that the University of North Carolina and Harvard violated the Constitution by rejecting Asian students who were sometimes more academically qualified than non-white students.
In a setback for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled 6-3 in favor of a Colorado web designer who refused to create wedding websites for same-sex marriages.
Web designer Lorie Smith said she had a First Amendment right to refuse services for gay marriages, despite a Colorado law that prohibits discrimination against gay people.