[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday voted 5-4 to affirm [opinion, PDF] the lower court in Stern v. Marshall [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report], agreeing that the bankruptcy court did not have jurisdiction in this instance. The opinion, delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts, explained that the bankruptcy court judge has a limited role beyond bankruptcy’s core proceedings, even as defined in 28 USC § 157(b)(2)(C) [text], and found the core proceeding listed in this case unconstitutional….

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