U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


2013 Term

Oral Argument Date

January 14, 2014


Questions Presented

(1) Whether Article III permits the exercise of the judicial power of the United States by bankruptcy courts on the basis of litigant consent, and, if so, whether “implied consent” based on a litigant’s conduct, where the statutory scheme provides the litigant no notice that its consent is required, is sufficient to satisfy Article III; and (2) whether a bankruptcy judge may submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law for de novo review by a district court in a “core” proceeding under 28 U.S.C. 157(b).

Case Updates


June 09, 2014

The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Cert. petition granted

June 24, 2013

Cert. petition filed

April 03, 2013

Case Documents