there’s more to the Constitution than the Bill of Rights

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Wellness International Network v. Sharif

It is not only states who can violate Constitutional protections. In Wellness Int'l Network v. Sharif, the Court held that Bankruptcy Court judges could exercise a particular power reserved for Article III judges (e.g. Federal District Court judges) so long as the parties to the bankruptcy proceeding consented. [Read our Preview here.] While we mention it here as an example of a Constitutional case that has nothing to do with the Bill of Rights, this decision was also noteworthy for a tone of appreciation for the necessity of the work done by non-Article III judges that has not always been the norm in Supreme Court opinions.