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There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

Stern v. Marshall

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-179 9th Cir. Jan 18, 2011
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Jun 23, 2011 5-4 Roberts OT 2010
 
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Holding: The bankruptcy court had the statutory authority to issue a final and binding decision on a claim based exclusively on a right assured by state law. However, the bankruptcy court nonetheless lacked the constitutional authority to do so.

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Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on June 23, 2011. Justice Scalia filed a concurring opinion. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan.

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