WASHINGTON - The government urged the Supreme Court on Monday to make it easier for lenders to collect debts from bankrupt borrowers who lie about their business plans.

"If someone is particularly gullible, Congress intended that person to be protected," said Assistant Solicitor General Alan Jenkins during oral arguments Monday.

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