Poor Justice Breyer Having To Write About “Defalcation”

May 27th, 2013

I love this line from Adam Liptak’s Sidebar column about the large number of unanimous rulings.

For now, consensus reigns. That is partly because some of the recent decisions were decidedly minor. One, concerning a towed car, would not have been out of place in small claims court or before Judge Judy. Another, about the meaning of the word “defalcation” in the Bankruptcy Code, must have made Justice Stephen G. Breyer, its author, wonder what he had done to deserve the assignment.