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Argument preview: Justices to take on procedural – but important – questions in case of Arizona death-row inmate

It has been nearly 30 years since James McKinney and his half-brother killed two people while robbing the victims at their homes. A judge in Arizona sentenced McKinney to death, but in 2015 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit threw out McKinney’s death sentence. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument […]
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December 9, 2019/by Amy Howe

Pay Priority Debts through Chapter 13

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One of the smartest ways to pay your priority debts—including recent income taxes or child/spousal support arrearage—is through Chapter 13.   Priority Debts under No-Asset and Asset Chapter 7 Our last two blog posts described how Chapter 7 can sometimes be a sensible way of dealing with priority debts. (Those are ones you can’t “discharge”—legally write off–the most common being ... Read More
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December 9, 2019/by Wasson and Thornhill

Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court begins the second week of the December session with oral arguments in two cases. First up is Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr, which asks whether courts can review a request for equitable tolling of the deadline to file a statutory motion to reopen as a question of law, or whether it is […]
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December 9, 2019/by Edith Roberts

This week at the court

On Monday, the Supreme Court released additional orders from the December 6 conference, adding no new new cases to the merits docket and calling for the views of the solicitor general in HSBC Holdings v. Picard. The justices heard oral argument in Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr and Thryv, Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies, LP. On Tuesday, the […]
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December 8, 2019/by Kalvis Golde

There Is NO Shame in Getting Your Life Back

One of the most powerful human motivators is shame. Shame can drive you to make choices you might not have wanted to. Shame can also keep you from making the choices that are in your best interest. Typically, people believe that filing for ...
December 7, 2019/by Wesley Scott

Justices refuse to allow federal government to carry out executions for now

Tonight the Supreme Court turned down a request from the federal government to allow the executions of four federal inmates to go forward. The first execution, of inmate Daniel Lee, had originally been scheduled for next Monday morning, but the government urged the justices to allow the executions to proceed, even if it would mean […]
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December 7, 2019/by Amy Howe

Justices refuse to allow federal government to carry out executions for now

Tonight the Supreme Court turned down a request from the federal government to allow the executions of four federal inmates to go forward. The first execution, of inmate Daniel Lee, had originally been scheduled for next Monday morning, but the government urged the justices to allow the executions to proceed, even if it would mean […]
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December 7, 2019/by Amy Howe

Trump asks justices to block bank subpoenas (UPDATED)

UPDATED: Shortly after 6 p.m., Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg put the 2nd Circuit’s ruling on hold until next Friday, December 13, at 5 p.m. Ginsburg’s order gives the justices time to rule on Trump’s request for a longer stay of the lower court’s decision while he files a petition for review. Ginsburg ordered the House […]
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December 6, 2019/by Amy Howe

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