In June 2021, Southeastern Legal Foundation filed its second lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture challenging its unconstitutional and discriminatory loan forgiveness program that excludes individuals because of their skin color. In a piece published by The Federalist, SLF Litigation Director Braden Boucek explains why President Biden’s farm loan forgiveness program is unconstitutional and how SLF’s lawsuit is set to bring it to an end.
After taking an uninterrupted string of losses in defending the program’s racial preferences, the government has changed tactics. It has argued that it is wasteful and unfair to force it, the United States of America represented by the Department of Justice (the world’s largest law office), to have to defend its unconstitutional program in multiple places at one time. Just remember this the next time you need an extension on your taxes.
Largely, this change in tactics has worked. In case after case, courts have stayed their cases. Those nationwide injunctions you may have read about? They are pretty much now moot or dissolved outright. The government staved off a much-needed reckoning.
President Biden’s farm loan forgiveness program is outrageously unconstitutional. It is a law that would selectively pay off the loans of farmers based on race. A non-white farmer would see his entire loan paid off. His neighbor, who is white, would not qualify for the program. It was predictably challenged in court with predictable results.
Every court to reach the question has issued a preliminary injunction, thus barely any money got out the door before it got halted. You may have thought it was over, but it’s not.
Read the full article at The Federalist.