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Which Month You File Chapter 13 Can Cut Years Off Your Case

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If you definitely need a Chapter 13 case, which month you file it can make the difference between your payment plan lasting 3 years or 5.   In two blog posts last month (November 12 and 19) we showed how filing bankruptcy by the end of December 31 might allow you to file a Chapter 7 “straight bankruptcy” case instead ... Read More
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December 17, 2018/by Wasson and Thornhill

Monday round-up

At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that “[t]he Trump administration is aggressively trying to take advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new conservative majority, digging deep into the court’s rulebook to seek quick action on divisive issues.” Ariane de Vogue reports at CNN that “[t]he court, with its strong 5-4 conservative majority, is facing requests from […]
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December 17, 2018/by Edith Roberts

This week at the court

The Supreme Court is between sittings.
The justices will meet next for their January 4 conference; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles the petitions likely relisted for this conference.
The calendar for the January sitting, which will begin on Ja...
December 16, 2018/by Andrew Hamm

Thank you for completing our survey

A week ago we posted a survey soliciting reader feedback (which can be found here). We received many responses, and we’re grateful to everyone who took the time to answer. We will be considering your responses and suggestions in the days ahead.
The pos...
December 14, 2018/by Andrew Hamm

Thank you for completing our survey

A week ago we posted a survey soliciting reader feedback (which can be found here). We received many responses, and we’re grateful to everyone who took the time to answer. We will be considering your responses and suggestions in the days ahead.
The pos...
December 14, 2018/by Andrew Hamm

Virginia House of Delegates asks justices to intervene in redistricting dispute

Last month the Supreme Court announced that it would, for the second time, review a case from Virginia challenging the legislative districts drawn in 2011 for the state’s House of Delegates as the product of unconstitutional racial gerrymandering – the idea that legislators relied too much on race when drawing the maps. Today Virginia legislators […]
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December 14, 2018/by Amy Howe

Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the applicability of the “commercial activity” exception to sovereign immunity in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to certain suits; whether the establishment clause precludes courts from considering relevant, admissible secular evidence in ordinary trust and property disputes because the litigants […]
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December 14, 2018/by Aurora Barnes

Friday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that the federal government yesterday asked the Supreme Court to allow it to enforce the Trump administration’s ban on service in the military by transgender people while its appeals of adverse decisions in three cases play out in […]
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December 14, 2018/by Edith Roberts

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