When it comes to lawyers’ views on President Joe Biden’s (now-endangered) student loan forgiveness plan, the dividing line between supporters and detractors is clear: those who have already paid their dues are not keen on letting others off the hook.

On Thursday, the pendulum swung in their favor when a federal judge in the Northern District of Texas struck down the plan as unconstitutional. The Biden administration immediately appealed the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, where the matter is now pending, leaving the program’s fate in question for the time being.