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Argued: September 24, 2009

LEVAL, RAGGI, Circuit Judges, and GLEESON, District Judge.*fn3

Plaintiffs, the Connecticut Bar Association; the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys; the law firm of Brown & Welsh P.C.; attorneys Charles Maglieri, Eugene S. Melchionne, Wayne A. Silver, Ira B. Charmoy, Jeffrey M. Sklarz, and Gerald A. Roisman; and debtor Anita Johnson, sued defendants, the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, and United States Trustee Diana G. Adams, in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (Christopher F. Droney, Judge) for a judgment declaring unconstitutional various provisions of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-8, 119 Stat. 23 (2005) (“BAPCPA”), and enjoining their enforcement. Plaintiffs now appeal from a November 7, 2008 judgment that granted in part defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint. See Connecticut Bar Ass’n v. United States, 394 B.R. 274, 280 (D. Conn. 2008). Defendants, in turn, cross-appeal the judgment insofar as it granted in part plaintiffs’ motion for declaratory and injunctive relief.

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