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Rousey v. Jacoway

Docket No.: 03-1407
Certiorari Granted: Jun 7 2004
Argued: December 1, 2004
Decided: April 4, 2005


Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Act or Rules, or Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, Economic Activity, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, Double Jeopardy, Due Process, Internal Revenue Code, defined benefit plan, murder, pension plan

PartyNames: Richard Gerald Rousey, et ux. v. Jill R. Jacoway
Petitioner: Richard Gerald Rousey, et ux.
Respondent: Jill R. Jacoway

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Citation: 347 F3d 689
Supreme Court Docket

Richard Gerald Rousey, et ux.
Jill R. Jacoway
544 U.S. 320 (2005)
Question Presented:

Should this Court grant certiorari to resolve the three-way circuit conflict over whether and to what extent Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are exempt from a bankruptcy estate under 11 U.S.C. 522(d)(10)(E)?


Are individual retirement accounts (IRAs) exempt from bankruptcy estates?

Rousey v. Jacoway

December 1, 2004

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Rousey, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By: Justice Clarence Thomas

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Rousey v. Jacoway
Case Documents

1Opinion in Rousey v. Jacoway
2Slip Opinion in Rousey v. Jacoway
3Opinion in Rousey v. Jacoway
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