WH Confident In Legal Arguments Ahead Of SCOTUS Student Debt Ruling
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton has told reporters that the White House is "confident in the legal arguments that our team made," as the US Supreme Court prepares to rule on the constitutionality of President Biden's student debt relief programme.
- Dalton says: "our focus is on the strong legal arguments we've made at the Supreme Court. We believe that this is an imperative programme that provides critically needed breathing room to thousands of student borrowers."
- Gregory Caldeira, a political science professor at Ohio State University, told CNBC he wouldn’t be surprised if the highest court rules against Biden: “The court’s conservatives have been very aggressive in striking down the decisions of Congress and the president."
- It should be noted that although the prevailing view is that the SCOTUS is likely to rule against the programme, the court made a surprise decision yesterday to strike down a racially gerrymandered Republican Congressional map with two conservatives siding with liberal justices.
- A SCOTUS ruling is expected to come on a Thursday before the end of June.