A federal judge in St. Louis is weighing the fate of the Biden administration’s plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans following a court hearing on Wednesday.

It’s unclear when U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey will rule on the lawsuit filed by six Republican-led states that seeks an injunction to halt the student loan forgiveness plan.

Judge Autrey told the parties he will give them an answer “soon”.

5 On Your Side’s Justina Coronel spoke to the attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice outside of the courtroom and she asked what “soon” meant.

They say they understand it as in days rather than hours. Whatever he decides, an appeal is likely.

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