The Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a long-simmering debate over the constitutionality of provisions in the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 that include lawyers as "debt relief agencies" and restrict the advice they can give to clients. The Obama administration is challenging an 8th Circuit ruling that struck down a provision prohibiting debt relief agencies from advising consumer clients "to incur any additional debt when the assisted person is contemplating bankruptcy."
Justices to Weigh Constitutionality of Controversial Bankruptcy Reform Act
The National Law Journal
June 9, 2009