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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - October 24, 1963 in Meyer v. United States

Joseph Kovner:

No, the Government does enjoy a unique position in this respect because another creditor who had no claim against the proceeds would be barred by the state exemption statutes.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

I assume that the federal has the lien (Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

Oh, yes.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

(Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

Here?

Arthur J. Goldberg:

Suppose there were two creditors that the Government (Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

Well, if the -- if the creditor -- if a -- a private creditor who has a lien on the cash surrender that, during the cash surrender value was the law, can only get the cash that (Inaudible)

Arthur J. Goldberg:

(Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

And he can't get no more.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

(Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

He can't get to --

Arthur J. Goldberg:

(Inaudible) his right the while process --

Joseph Kovner:

Yes.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

-- to this case --

Joseph Kovner:

Yes.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

-- by asking how (Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

Yes, yes.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

(Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

Yes.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

(Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

The value only.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

(Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

Only.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

(Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

Only, yes.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

(Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

No.

Arthur J. Goldberg:

(Inaudible)

Joseph Kovner:

No.

Potter Stewart:

Why not, why wouldn't it?