Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 17 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.

Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. v. United States; United States v. Milavetz, Gallop, & Milavetz, P.A.

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1119 8th Cir. Dec 1, 2009
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Mar 8, 2010 9-0 Sotomayor OT 2009

Holding: Lawyers cannot advise their clients to incur more debt in bad faith, but they can do so in good faith i.e., if there is a valid reason to do so other than to have the debt discharged by a bankruptcy court.

Judgment: Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on March 8, 2010. Justices Scalia and Thomas joined in part, and filed opinions concurring in part and concurring in the judgment.

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