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Supreme Court’s Denial to Hear Student Debt Discharge Case Leaves Ambiguity

With federal student loan forbearance set to expire at the end of September, many hoped the high court would provide, if not clarity, at least uniformity for the millions of Americans who currently are on the hook for student loans.

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Dealing a blow to advocates of student loan discharges in bankruptcy, the U.S. Supreme Court recently denied certiorari in the case of McCoy v. United States, No. 20-886, cert. denied (June 21, 2021). With federal student loan forbearance set to expire at the end of September, many hoped the high court would provide, if not clarity, at least uniformity for the millions of Americans who currently are on the hook for student loans.

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