|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-179||9th Cir.||Jan 18, 2011||Jun 23, 2011||5-4||Roberts||OT 2010|
Holding: The bankruptcy court had the statutory authority to issue a final and binding decision on a claim based exclusively on a right assured by state law. However, the bankruptcy court nonetheless lacked the constitutional authority to do so.
Judgment: Affirmed, 5-4, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on June 23, 2011. Justice Scalia filed a concurring opinion. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan.