U.S. Bankruptcy Courts VI

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All bankruptcy cases are handled in federal courts under rules outlined in the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

There are different types of bankruptcies, which are usually referred to by their chapter in the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Individuals may file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, depending on the specifics of their situation.
Municipalities—cities, towns, villages, taxing districts, municipal utilities, and school districts may file under Chapter 9 to reorganize.
Businesses may file bankruptcy under Chapter 7 to liquidate or Chapter 11 to reorganize.
Chapter 12 provides debt relief to family farmers and fishermen.
Bankruptcy filings that involve parties from more than one country are filed under Chapter 15.


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Rhode Island - ECF

South Carolina - ECF
South Dakota - ECF

Tennessee Eastern - ECF
Tennessee Middle - ECF
Tennessee Western - ECF

Texas Eastern - ECF
Texas Northern - ECF
Texas Southern - ECF
Texas Western - ECF

Utah - ECF

Vermont - ECF


Virgin Islands - ECF
Virginia Eastern - ECF
Virginia Western - ECF

Washington Eastern - ECF
Washington Western - ECF

West Virginia Northern - ECF
West Virginia Southern - ECF

Wisconsin Eastern - ECF
Wisconsin Western - ECF

Wyoming - ECF

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Legal groups suing the Trump administration over its ban on asylum for anyone who illegally crosses the U.S.-Mexico border have argued their case before a federal judge in San Francisco. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar did not immediately rule Monday on the groups' request to stop the administration from enforcing the ban.

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that says anyone who crossed the southern border would be ineligible for asylum. That would potentially make it harder for thousands of people who enter the U.S. to avoid deportation.

Trump issued the proclamation in response to the caravans of migrants that have started to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border. The American Civil Liberties Union quickly sued, saying U.S. law makes clear that people can seek asylum regardless of how they enter the country.