Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect one or more opinions in argued cases on Tuesday at 10 a.m. We will begin live-blogging at 9:45 a.m. at this link.

United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Espinosa

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1134 9th Cir. Dec 1, 2009
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.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

Briefs and Documents

Merits Briefs

Amicus Briefs

Certiorari-stage documents

Term Snapshot