Will the Supreme Court Let Biden Cancel Student Debt?

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In August, President Biden announced a loan cancellation plan that would erase an astonishing $400 billion in student debt — one of the most ambitious and expensive executive actions ever.

Now, in a far-reaching case, the Supreme Court will decide whether the president is authorized to take such a big step.

On today’s episode

Adam Liptak, a Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times.

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The student loan case could redefine the limits of presidential power.

Here’s how the arguments at the Supreme Court played out and what to expect in the coming days.

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Adam Liptak contributed reporting.

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