Law 360 (July 9, 2021, 4:45 pm ET) – A federal judge in Tennessee added to a series of injunctions blocking President Joe Biden’s debt relief program to help black and indigenous farmers recover from the pandemic , a month after the local district commissioner sued the government for discrimination.
In a ruling on Thursday, US District Judge Stanley Thomas Anderson said the last resort was necessary because funding for the program is not “bottomless” and could cause irreparable harm to those disqualified on the basis of race. According to the order, the government did not meet the criteria for passing legislation on racial grounds in the interest of reversing past discrimination, pointing to …
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