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Monday round-up

This morning the court begins the last week of oral arguments for October Term 2018 with arguments in two cases. The first is Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, in which the court will interpret the term “confidential” in a Freedom of Information Act exemption. Mark Fenster previewed the case for this blog. Sarah […]
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April 22, 2019/by Edith Roberts

Dealing with a Debt Not Listed in Your Bankruptcy Case

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The consequence of a debt not listed in your bankruptcy case is you may still owe it afterwards. So how do you make sure to list every one?   Several blog posts ago we introduced the law that debts “neither listed nor scheduled” risk not being forgiven in bankruptcy. Section 523(a)(3) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This follows the bankruptcy principle that debts ... Read More
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April 22, 2019/by Wasson and Thornhill

This week at the court

The Supreme Court released orders from the April 18 conference on Monday; the justices agreed to decide Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, consolidated with Altitude Express Inc. v. Zarda, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd., and Barton v. Barr. The justices also […]
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April 21, 2019/by Andrew Hamm

Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Iancu v. Brunetti Emulex Corp. v. Varjabedian Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. v. Newton North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust United States v. Davis […]
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April 19, 2019/by Oyez Project

Academic highlight: Levitt on the collateral consequences of Department of Commerce v. New York

On its face, Department of Commerce v. New York asks whether the government may add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 decennial census. But as Professor Justin Levitt explains in a forthcoming essay, if the government wins, the citizenship data could influence the allocation of representation in the state legislatures, raising a whole […]
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April 19, 2019/by Amanda Frost

Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the constitutionality of invalidating a student-aid program because it affords students the choice of attending religious schools, whether the Fourth Amendment requires a caseworker who suspects abuse to obtain a warrant to strip-search a child, and the compatibility of the […]
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April 19, 2019/by Aurora Barnes

Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the constitutionality of invalidating a student-aid program because it affords students the choice of attending religious schools, whether the Fourth Amendment requires a caseworker who suspects abuse to obtain a warrant to strip-search a child, and the compatibility of the […]
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April 19, 2019/by Aurora Barnes

Friday round-up

As Amy Howe reports for this blog, the court issued revisions to its rules yesterday that reduce the word limits for merits briefs and “require the parties to a case before the Supreme Court to identify any lower-court cases that are directly related to the Supreme Court proceedings.” At Bloomberg Law, Kimberly Robinson reports that […]
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April 19, 2019/by Edith Roberts

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