The Supreme Court held that if a creditor holds on to property that the creditor seized from a debtor before the debtor declared bankruptcy, the creditor does not violate the Bankruptcy Code’s “automatic stay” provision (11 U.S.C. §362(a)(3)).Read More »
As the holidays near, the Court officially met for the final time in 2019—and the decade. There were no decisions or oral arguments this week, only orders. The Justices added five new cases to its docket, bringing the total number of merits cases in O.T. 2019 to 67. They also denied review in City of Boise, Idaho v. Martin, an intriguing case from the Ninth Circuit about whether a law banning homelessness violates the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause of the Eighth Amendment. All in all, a quiet week for our nation’s highest court. Here’s your brief for the week of December 16.