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US Supreme Court rules farm sale income tax not dischargeable in bankruptcy

The federal income tax liability resulting from the sale of a farm after a Chapter 12 bankruptcy filing is not “incurred by the estate” under §503(b) of the Bankruptcy Code and thus is neither collectible nor dischargeable in the bankruptcy plan, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

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Experts: Marriage ban’s path to high court unclear

Conservative critics like to point out that the federal appeals court that just declared California's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional has its decisions overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court more often than other judicial circuits, a record that could prove predictive if the high court agrees to review the gay marriage case on appeal.

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US Supreme Court takes up debate over immigration deportation rule

In a debate that involved dueling federal statutes and immigration case law, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court questioned whether a permanent resident may seek discretionary relief from removal based on a conviction where he did not depart and reenter the United States.

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US Supreme Court to decide: Does ‘right to sue’ mean right to arbitration?

At oral arguments Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court expressed skepticism that a “right to sue” provision in a federal consumer credit statute prevents credit card companies from enforcing mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses with its customers.

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