Robert Milavetz, the founder of an 11-lawyer bankruptcy firm in the suburbs of Minneapolis, wasn’t pleased when Congress started telling bankruptcy lawyers what they could and could not say to clients.

Specifically, he — along with attorneys from Connecticut and elsewhere — didn’t like a 2005 law that seemed to forbid lawyers from advising bankruptcy clients to incur any more debt. Another part of the new law apparently required bankruptcy lawyers to include in their advertisements that “we are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.”

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