Social Security Act

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Shortly after Karen and Robert Nicholas (“Nick”) Capato were married in New Jersey in 1999, Nick Capato was diagnosed with cancer. See Capato v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec., 631 F.3d 626, 627 (3rd Cir. 2011). To ensure...

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 Oral argument: Mar. 19, 2012

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Jan. 4, 2011)

Posthumous Conception, Social Security Act, state Intestacy Law, Statutory Interpretation

Shortly after Robert Nicholas...

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A. Statutory Background

The Debt Collection Act of 1982 (31 U.S.C ? 3716) provided for the collection of outstanding debts owed to the United States through means of administrative offset.? Under this statute, the United States could apply to...

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Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Oral argument: Nov. 2, 2005

The language of the Higher Education Assistance Act clearly countermands any...