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Editor's Note :

On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases, on the questions of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states grant and/or recognize same-sex marriages. We will be live-blogging updates from the oral argument at this link beginning at 10:45 a.m.
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Bank of America, N.A. v. Sinkfield

Petition for certiorari denied on March 31, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-700 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether section 506(d) of the Bankruptcy Code permits a chapter 7 debtor to “strip off” a junior mortgage lien in its entirety when the outstanding debt owed to a senior lienholder exceeds the current value of the collateral.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 9 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 13, 2014)
Jan 29 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Jan 29 2014Response Requested . (Due February 28, 2014)
Feb 28 2014Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys filed.
Feb 28 2014Brief of respondent David Lamar Sinkfield in opposition filed.
Mar 11 2014Reply of petitioner Bank of America, N.A. filed.
Mar 12 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 28, 2014.
Mar 31 2014Petition DENIED.
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