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Mon Jun 14, 2021, 02:12 PM

USDA will 'forcefully defend' debt relief for farmers of color after judge's order

Source: Politico

The Agriculture Department is defending its historic move to issue some $4 billion debt relief payments to thousands of farmers of color after a federal judge in Wisconsin temporarily halted the payments Thursday.

The payments were mandated as part of a sweeping Covid aid bill that Congress passed in March and are aimed at chipping away at more than a century of unequal and discriminatory treatment under USDA programs.

Some white farmers, however, have sued the department, arguing that issuing federal aid based on race is unconstitutional.

A temporary restraining order halting those payments was issued by Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin's Eastern District in response to a lawsuit filed in April on behalf of farmers by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, which bills itself as a conservative group focused on individual rights.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/usda-will-forcefully-defend-debt-relief-for-farmers-of-color-after-judge-s-order/ar-AAL1TCh?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=hplocalnews

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Reply USDA will 'forcefully defend' debt relief for farmers of color after judge's order (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 14 OP
TheRealNorth Jun 14 #1
SharonClark Jun 14 #2
rpannier Jun 14 #3
rdking647 Jun 14 #4
ShazzieB Jun 15 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 02:22 PM

1. My bet is there are people that want to buy up the land that would become foreclosed...

And that is who is underwriting the lawsuit.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 04:18 PM

2. GQP and "conservatives" Base policy on race for 200 years but not now that there may be some

remediation for that racism.

Racism should work for me but not for thee?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 08:27 PM

3. the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty

Another way of saying Klan

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 14, 2021, 10:29 PM

4. the usda should ignore the judge

the GOP already has shown that court rulings and the law dont matter.
issue the debt relief and tell the judge to go to hell,

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 15, 2021, 10:09 AM

5. Well, but there's this little thing called contempt of court...

I hope you're kidding, because defying a restraining order is against the law.

The judge has not made a final ruling. He has merely issued a temporary restraining order to halt the payments pending the outcome of the lawsuit. It sucks that the payments will be delayed, but I don't think he really had a choice.

Be outraged at those bringing the lawsuit. The judge is just doing his job.

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