Event

Virtual Event – “Student Loan Cancellation by Executive Action”

April 23, 2024

 

Watch the playback of our virtual event on Tuesday, May 7.

The cost of higher education, and the student loans incurred to finance it, have become a matter of significant public concern. The Biden administration, unable to find support for student loan cancellation in Congress, has worked to forgive or cancel student loans through a variety of executive actions.

Last year, the Supreme Court in Biden v. Nebraska struck down the administration’s attempt to cancel over $400 billion in loans under a provision of the HEROES Act. This month, the administration announced a major new initiative for debt forgiveness, which has also been challenged in court.

Our featured speakers gathered to discuss the policy and legal implications of the federal student loan program and the administration’s executive actions.

Speakers

Stuart Gerson

Board Treasurer, Society for the Rule of Law. Former Acting Attorney General

 

Sheng Li

Litigation Counsel, New Civil Liberties Alliance. Former Counselor, U.S. Department of Labor

 

Daniel Currell

Former Deputy Under Secretary and Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Education, 2018 – 2021

 

Gregg Nunziata

Executive Director, Society for the Rule of Law. Former Chief Nominations Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee