Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Ransom v. FIA Card Services

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-907 9th Cir. Oct 4, 2010
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Jan 11, 2011 8-1 Kagan OT 2010
 
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Holding: A debtor in bankruptcy who does not make loan or lease payments may not take the deduction that is otherwise available for ownership of an auto.

Plain English Holding: A debtor in bankruptcy who does not make loan or lease payments may not take the deduction that is otherwise available for ownership of an auto.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Affirmed, on January 11, 2011. Justice Kagan authored the opinion, her first on the Court, with Justice Scalia dissenting, for an 8-1 vote

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