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.

United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Espinosa

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1134 9th Cir. Dec 1, 2009
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Mar 23, 2010 9-0 Thomas OT 2009

Holding: A bankruptcy court must determine that a debtor suffers from undue hardship before it cancels student loan debt in bankruptcy. However, even if the bankruptcy court doesn't make such a determination, its original order to cancel the debt may be enforced if the creditor did not object by a given deadline.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on March 23, 2010.

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