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Wednesday round-up

Coverage of Monday’s opinions and orders continued yesterday.  At JURIST, Julia Zebley summarizes Monday’s decision in Hall v. United States, in which the Court held that the federal income tax liability resulting from petitioners’ post-petition farm sale is not incurred by the estate under Section 503(b) of the Bankruptcy Code and thus is neither collectible nor dischargeable in the Chapter 12 plan.  Also at JURIST, Michael Haggerson reports on Monday’s denial of cert. in a case challenging the lack of voting rights for Puerto Ricans in U.S. presidential elections.  And at the Wall Street Journal blog Bankruptcy Beat, Jacqueline Palank reports that the Court “won’t review the conviction of Tom Petters, whose business empire once encompassed Polaroid and Sun County Airlines before his arrest on charges that he ran a massive Ponzi scheme.”


  • At this blog, Lyle Denniston analyzes the cert. petition filed in Latif v. Obama, a Guantanamo Bay detainee case that the Justices will consider at their Conference tomorrow.
  • Also at this blog, Matt Bush posts our list of “Petitions to watch” for tomorrow’s Conference.
  • Following up on Adam Liptak’s Sidebar column for the New York Times (which Nabiha included in yesterday’s round-up), Debra Cassens Weiss at the ABA Journal reports on one of the petitions at next week’s Conference, challenging the use of a Taser by Seattle police on a pregnant woman.
  • Duke Law News covers a recent appearance by retired Justice Stevens at Duke Law School.

Recommended Citation: Conor McEvily, Wednesday round-up, SCOTUSblog (May. 16, 2012, 10:35 AM),