February 28, 2006

Anna Nicole Smith Appears At SCOTUS

How does a stupid probate case like this get accepted for review at the Supreme Court?

Simple: Eight of the Justices are men and it makes for a nice diversion from the Court's current ho-hum docket.

About two dozen photographers scrambled to snap pictures of Smith and her attorney as they arrived at a side door of the court building. Several photographers were knocked to the ground in their zeal to get a picture of Smith, dressed in a knee-length dress, high heels and black sunglasses.

"Most people will do a double take," said Edward Morrison, a former Supreme Court clerk who specializes in bankruptcy law at Columbia University. "It raises the novelty level and makes a technical issue somewhat more entertaining."

Douglas Baird, a bankruptcy expert at the University of Chicago, said: "I'd suspect some justices haven't the slightest idea who Anna Nicole is."

Umm...yeah, right. And I'm sure there'll be plenty of snickers all around when the bailiff says "all rise".

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1 It's a jurisdiction issue, federal v. probate court. That's why the SCOTUS is hearing it.

Posted by: rightwingprof at February 28, 2006 12:14 PM (hj1Wx)

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