Supreme Court Rejects Student Loan Bankruptcy Case

January 12, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case on whether people declaring bankruptcy should have an easier time erasing student loan debt in the process, The Wall Street Journal reported. The case was brought by a Wisconsin man with more than $260,000 in student loan debt from business and law school. He twice failed the bar exam. The man argues that lower courts should have allowed him to discharge his debt through bankruptcy. Generally, federal courts have made it difficult to do so, although a few courts have been more lenient.

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