Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution authorizes Congress to establish "uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States." Bankruptcy law is, therefore, largely a matter of federal law, although bankruptcy law operates against a backdrop of rights created by state law as well. (Credit: https://law.duke.edu/lib/researchguides/bankruptcy/)
Annotated Bankruptcy Code:
Unannotated Bankruptcy Code:
Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, also known as the "Bankruptcy Rules." The Bankruptcy Rules are promulgated by the U.S. Supreme Court and were last amended in April 2017, effective December 2017. The Bankruptcy Rules also prescribe the use of Official Forms in bankruptcy cases.
Annotated Bankruptcy Rules and Forms:
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