Kagan’s First Opinion

Justice Kagan’s first opinion has been handed down: Ransom v. FIA Card Services. It’s a pretty technical bankruptcy case. It struck me as well-written and clear for an opinion on such a complicated topic — you can pretty much follow the opinion on a quick read, which isn’t always the case with technical legal areas like this — but having no understanding of bankruptcy law, I’ll leave to others how persuasive the opinion is on the merits. The vote was 8-1, with Justice Scalia dissenting.