In re Regevig

State bankruptcy-only exemption was unconstitutional.
Procedural posture: 
Debtors filed a petition under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, and a trustee was appointed to represent the bankruptcy estate. The trustee filed an objection to exemptions the debtors claimed for four vehicles, pursuant to Cal. Code Civ. Proc. § 703.140(b), and the bankruptcy court found that § 703.140(b) violated the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The debtors filed a motion for reconsideration or for a new trial.
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Consumer case opionion summary, case decided on August 21,2008, LexisNexis #0908-076