Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Ind. Decisions - SCOTUS reverses 7th Circuit opinion on authority of bankruptcy judges
As Patrick Fitzgerald reported in the $$$ WSJ late this morning:
The ruling clarifies the role of some 1,000 judges in the federal court system, a group whose constitutional authority has come into question since a 2011 high-court decision involving the late Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith.
Bankruptcy-court judges have worked under a cloud of uncertainty since a 2011 Supreme Court decision that found bankruptcy judges only have the authority to offer a final ruling on a dispute that “stems from the bankruptcy itself”---a phrase whose definition has become cause for much debate. Other issues, the court ruled, must be decided by the district court.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 26, 2015 12:54 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions