• Show Notes

In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance discuss the legal challenges to President Biden’s student debt cancellation program. Why did multiple federal judges strike down the program? What are the chances that the Biden administration is successful in its appeal? 

The full episode covers:

– The news that federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York will not bring criminal charges against Rudy Giuliani in connection with his Ukraine-related foreign lobbying.

– New revelations that former President Trump expressed his desire to have the IRS investigate his political enemies.

– Trump’s claim that he aided Ron DeSantis in Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial race by sending “the FBI and U.S. Attorneys” to investigate false election fraud allegations.

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Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer; Nat Weiner – Audio Producer


“Use of the HEROES Act of 2003 to Cancel the Principal Amounts of Student Loans,” Slip Opinion, Department of Justice, 8/23/22

H.R.1412 – Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003

Myra Brown et al v. U.S. Department of Education, Northern District of Texas, 11/10/22

Nebraska v. Joseph R. Biden Jr., 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 11/14/22

Legal Standing — Legal Information Institute

Steve Vladeck, “Opinion: The judge blocking student loan relief for millions is wrong about the law,” CNN, 11/12/22

Steve Vladeck Twitter thread on 8th Circuit ruling, 11/14/22