Three times Biden has been at odds with the Supreme Court

President Joe Biden has been at odds with the Supreme Court various times throughout his presidency.

One of Biden’s most sweeping proposals, unilateral debt forgiveness, was struck down by the high court last year as unconstitutional, but the president has still attempted to cancel some outstanding student loan debt through other means.

Following years of harmony between Democratic presidents and the high court, a 6-3 Republican-appointed majority cemented in place by former President Donald Trump has put Biden at odds with the justices more often.

Here are three times Biden’s agenda was in conflict with the Supreme Court during his term.

Student Loans

In a June 2023 decision, the Supreme Court struck down Biden’s attempt to forgive $400 billion in student debt in a 6-3 decision, with the Democratic-appointed justices in the minority.
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