Justice Sonia Sotomayor was a liberal and said that the amounts involved were legal. “That seems to favor the argument that this is a major question,” Sie said.

Higher Education Relief Options for Students Act is the law upon which administration was based. of The HEROES Act of 2003 is often referred to as the Secretary Act. of The power of education “waive or modify any statutory or regulatory provision” Protecting borrowers from being affected by “a war or other military operation or national emergency.”

Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Roberts were skeptical about the statements “waive or modify” Allowed to be canceled. “It doesn’t say modify or waive loan balances,” The chief justice spoke.

Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh declared that Congress “could have in 2003 referred to loan cancellation and loan forgiveness, and those are not in the statutory text.”

Justice Kavanaugh would describe the incident later. “waive” As “an extremely broad word,” This is an additional feature “in 2003, Congress was very aware of potential emergency actions in the wake of Sept. 11.”

Representing the administration, Elizabeth B. Prelogar was the Solicitor General. of It is time to educate. “The whole point of this statute, its central mission and function, is to ensure that in the face of a national emergency that is causing financial harm to borrowers, the secretary can do something,” Sie said.

Ms. Prelogar pointed out that Trump’s administration also relied upon the 2003 law.

Donald J. Trump, the President, declared March 2020 that the coronavirus epidemic was a national emergency. To halt the student loan repayment requirements, his administration invoked HEROES Act and suspended accrual. of interest.