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Hon. Gene Wedoff (Ret.)

I started representing clients pro bono in bankruptcy appeals when I retired from judging in 2015.  About a year ago, I stopped taking on new appeals, but I still have one left.  The remaining appeal deals with bankruptcy jurisdiction to determine the amount of a nondischargeable tax penalty.  I've argued that there is jurisdiction under § 505(a) of the Bankruptcy Code and also under 28 U.S.C. § 1334(b) as a proceeding "related to"  a bankruptcy case.   The Seventh Circuit issued an opinion upholding bankruptcy jurisdiction but ordering abstention in favor of tax court.  I filed a petition for rehearing well  two years ago, and the government filed a cross-petition.  The court has not ruled.  I'll be talking about the issues in the tax panel on Sunday.