Building A Diverse Bankruptcy Bench Is Critical

Law360, New York (October 23, 2017, 12:14 PM EDT) -- The United States Constitution creates a framework for the adoption of laws. But in only very few instances does it enumerate a body of laws that should be adopted. One of those instances is the adoption of "uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States ...." Article I, section 8, clause 4. Why is bankruptcy one of the so-called delegated powers? Under the Articles of Confederation each state was free to develop its own system of bankruptcy and, because many Americans had arrived on the shores of North America deep in debt at home, those state laws were...

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