Source: Kyle Becker
The Biden administration suffered yet another legal defeat for one of its race-based policies.
“Breaking WIN: Tennessee federal district court halts the USDA racially discriminatory farm loan forgiveness program that excludes white farmers,” the Southeastern Legal Foundation announced. “HUGE win for equality and the Constitution!”
The court issued a preliminary injunction to stop the farm loan forgiveness program from discriminating against white farmers.
“Therefore, the only way to preserve the status quo is for the Court to issue a nationwide injunction,” the ruling states. “Accordingly, Plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction is GRANTED, and Defendants are hereby enjoined from implementing Section 1005.”
The July 8th decision buttresses earlier defeats for the Biden administration’s race-based farm aid program. In June, a Wisconsin judge put a halt to the program.
Milwaukee District Judge William Griesbach issued a temporary restraining order, noting the White farmers “are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim” that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “use of race-based criteria in the administration of the program violates their right to equal protection under the law,” according to NBC News.
“The obvious response to a government agency that claims it continues to discriminate against farmers because of their race or national origin is to direct it to stop: it is not to direct it to intentionally discriminate against others on the basis of their race and national origin,” Griesbach continued.
The USDA said it disagreed with the restraining order.