The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees under 28 U.S.C. §586 and 11 U.S.C. §101, et seq.
The U.S. Courts website, found below, gives a good general introduction to bankruptcy law. Essentially bankruptcy is the federal mechanism that allows debtors to be discharged from their obligations to obtain a financial fresh start. It is codified in title 11 of the U.S. Code. This should not be confused with Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which is a type of bankruptcy found within the title.
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