Friday, March 12, 2010

Supreme Court upholds law related to attorney speech

Last week, the Supreme Court upheld the application to attorneys of a federal law that bars "debt relief agencies" from advising clients to incur more debt for filing for bankruptcy. The case (Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz v. United States) involves a law firm from Minnesota which argued that lawyers should not be covered by the law. The opinion is available here.

Here is a link to a short comment on the case: Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Bankruptcy Decision, Attorney Advice, and the Law of Lawyering (Legal Ethics Forum). This comment also has links to more comments (here, here, here, and here).

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