Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

Briefly Mentioned :

Briefly Noted :

The Supreme Court has released its calendar for the April sitting. The justices will hear oral argument in Trump v. Hawaii, the latest challenge to the travel ban, on April 25.

Ransom v. FIA Card Services

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-907 9th Cir. Oct 4, 2010
Tr.Aud.
Jan 11, 2011 8-1 Kagan OT 2010

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.

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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