Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday morning the court hears oral argument in Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday morning the court also hears oral argument in Pereira v. Sessions. Jennifer Chacon has our preview.
On Monday afternoon the court hears oral argument in Chavez-Meza v. United States. Susan Klein has our preview.

Briefly Mentioned :

Briefly Noted :

The Supreme Court will release orders from the April 20 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. v. United States; United States v. Milavetz, Gallop, & Milavetz, P.A.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1119 8th Cir. Dec 1, 2009
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Mar 8, 2010 9-0 Sotomayor OT 2009

Holding: Lawyers cannot advise their clients to incur more debt in bad faith, but they can do so in good faith i.e., if there is a valid reason to do so other than to have the debt discharged by a bankruptcy court.

Judgment: Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on March 8, 2010. Justices Scalia and Thomas joined in part, and filed opinions concurring in part and concurring in the judgment.

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