Republicans seeking to block pardoning the student loan of the president Joe Biden They just took another big hit after a federal judge threw out their case.

Last week, Missouri U.S. District Judge Henry Edward Autrey heard oral arguments from six Republican-led states that sued Biden’s student debt relief, arguing that debt relief student debt would hurt their states’ tax revenue, along with the business operations of MOHELA, a Missouri-based student loan company, which has joined the lawsuit.

The lawsuit was seen as one of the most serious cases challenging the Biden Administration’s student loan relief plan. But on Thursday night, the case was dismissed and the judge ruled that it would be dismissed for “lack of jurisdiction”.

Judge Autrey said the plaintiffs failed to show concrete harm from student debt relief. and will no longer consider the case. Still, the plaintiffs could take their case to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, where they will likely face a panel of conservative judges.

This was at least the third major lawsuit seeking to block student debt relief that judges have struck down or rejected.

The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, sued Tuesday against Biden’s student debt cancellation because it would undermine recruitment through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, joining six other lawsuits filed. by conservative groups against the plan.

Just before Autrey’s ruling on Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett dismissed another request from a conservative group which sought to impose a pause in the implementation of the student debt relief plan.

This is coming after the Biden administration officially launched the $20,000 student loan forgiveness application on Monday, which requires borrowers to fill out basic information like their names, emails and Social Security numbers in an online form. and that it continues to receive requests.

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