Tag Archives: Supreme Court

FDCPA and Bankrupcty

The 8th Circuit joins the 2nd Circuit in holding that filing a proof of claim on time-barred debt isn’t an FDCPA violation. See here. This is in contracts to the holding of the 11th Circuit which holds that it is.  Clearly … Continue reading

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A win for privacy

A unanimous Supreme Court recently decided that the police can’t search a cell phone taken from a suspect during an arrest without first obtaining a warrant.  The Instapundit writes about the decision here.

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The Supremes speak

It is rare for credit and collection attorneys to get decisions of interest out of the US Supreme court.  However, it does happen.  In a decision just released, there is interesting language regarding post judgment discovery under the Federal rules.  … Continue reading

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A funny Supreme Court brief

Absolutely side-splitting.  I am a P.J. O’Rourke fan and this only makes me more of one.

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The government depriving you of your attorney

A recent Supreme Court case that is notable for two things.  One, the make up of the justices in the majority and the minority in this 6-3 decision is unusual.  It shows that the “ideological” lines of the court aren’t … Continue reading

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The police state

With the advent of computers and the ability to capture and store and analyze massive amounts of data, the citizens of the US are presented with a government that has an increased ability to track them and know about their … Continue reading

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Kelo

A great article on Kelo, the worst Supreme Court decision since Dred Scot. And speaking of that, story here.

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