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In 2007 the world of bankruptcy law lacked much of the excitement seen in 2005 and 2006. During the previous two years a variety of novel issues and intra-circuit conflicts arose as courts began interpreting the 2005 amendments to the Bankruptcy Code. The pace settled down in 2007 as courts began work that consisted more of refinement than innovation. They tackled the scope of sovereign immunity, the automatic stay, undue hardship for student loan discharge, and the hanging paragraph in § 1325(a). These and other recent developments in Eleventh Circuit bankruptcy law are addressed in this Article.