Filed Date: Sept. 30, 2022
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Led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Arizona challenges President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan. In their September 30, 2022, complaint, Plaintiff alleged that the state would lose tax revenue because student loan debt forgiveness can't be taxed until 2025; that the program would increase inflation, which would hurt the state's economy; and that recruiting for government jobs would be hurt by the devaluation of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Arizona alleged that the loan forgiveness plan was not a constitutional use of the spending power, that it violated the non-delegation and separation of powers doctrines, and that it violated the Administrative Procedure Act because the Secretary of Education exceeded his statutory authority and the plan is arbitrary and capricious. Arizona sought declaratory judgment as well as temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunction against the debt nullification, in addition to attorney's fees.
The case is in its early phases and there has been no significant post-complaint action yet. The case is ongoing.
Sophia Bucci (11/30/2022)
See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/65390898/arizona-state-of-v-biden/
Last updated Dec. 1, 2022, 2:37 p.m.
State / Territory: Arizona
Filing Date: Sept. 30, 2022
Case Ongoing: Yes
The State of Arizona, led by the Attorney General Mark Brnovich
Public Interest Lawyer: No
Filed Pro Se: No
Class Action Sought: No
Class Action Outcome: Not sought
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Prevailing Party: None Yet / None
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