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(Video) CAN I BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE I FILED CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY?

Section 525 of the Bankruptcy Code provides protections against discriminatory treatment. Section 525(b) of the Bankruptcy Code provides that a private employer may not terminate the employment of, or discriminate with respect to the employ...
October 17, 2018/by Wesley Scott

Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the classification under the Armed Career Criminal Act of a criminal offense that requires a defendant to have acted recklessly; the constitutionality of a categorical exclusion of houses of worship from qualifying for a government historic preservation grant; and the extent […]
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October 17, 2018/by Aurora Barnes

Wednesday round-up

In a speech yesterday referring to “the contentious events in Washington of recent weeks,” Chief Justice John Roberts emphasized the independence of the Supreme Court. Andrew Hamm covers Roberts’ remarks for this blog. Additional coverage comes from Josh Gerstein at Politico, Robert Barnes for The Washington Post, Brent Kendall for The Wall Street Journal, and […]
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October 17, 2018/by Edith Roberts

Chief Justice Roberts emphasizes Supreme Court’s independence

Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon, Chief Justice John Roberts took a few minutes to address the “contentious events in Washington of recent weeks.” “I will not criticize the political branches,” Roberts began, choosing instead to “emphasize how the judicial branch is—how it must be—very different.” Unlike public […]
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October 17, 2018/by Andrew Hamm

(Video) CAN A CREDITOR ASK TO TERMINATE THE CHAPTER 7 AUTOMATIC STAY?

We have discussed the fact that the filing of a bankruptcy petition with the bankruptcy court is an order for relief. And that order for relief triggers the automatic stay provisions of section 362 of the Bankruptcy Court. This automatic st...
October 16, 2018/by Wesley Scott

Ask the author: Our Constitution says we must take this risk

The following is a series of questions prompted by the publication of Justin Driver’s “The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind” (Pantheon Books, 2018). As Driver observes, “cultural anxieties that pervade the larger society often flash where law and education converge.” And indeed, decisions arising from schools […]
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October 16, 2018/by Andrew Hamm

Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the justices issued orders from last week’s conference, granting no new cases and taking no action on several high-profile cert petitions. Amy Howe covers the order list for this blog, in a post first published at Howe on the Court. At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that the justices “rejected appeals from Sherwin-Williams Co. and Conagra Brands Inc., […]
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October 16, 2018/by Edith Roberts

SCOTUS for law students: Remembering recent confirmation hearings

Supreme Court confirmation hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee are not usually a place one looks for legacies. Yet a number of hearings have left their mark on the Supreme Court nomination process. Add the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to that list. This column will consider examples from the confirmation of the late Justice […]
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October 15, 2018/by Stephen Wermiel

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