The Washington Post

A backdoor ideologica­l effort

- Rene Moreno, Washington

The March 5 front-page article on the student loan debt relief case, “Biden’s equity vision on ropes,” though possibly well intended, did a disservice to Solicitor General Elizabeth B. Prelogar, who is arguing President Biden’s case at the Supreme Court. Revealing that a major motivation behind the effort is importantl­y to address the racial wealth gap — in addition to the officially stated aim of addressing hardships triggered by the pandemic — promoted the view to the justices that this is a backdoor effort by the administra­tion to attempt to use the letter (but not the spirit) of the law (Heroes Act) to push through vote-gaining ideologica­l objectives.

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