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13 Jul 2013, 8:00 am by Trusts EstatesProf
As I have previously discussed, the Supreme Court is considering reversing its earlier ruling that a discriminatory Civil Code provision is constitutional. The law provides that children born out of wedlock are entitled to only half of the inheritance given... [read post]
18 Dec 2013, 1:25 pm by Ruthann Robson
The anticipated report from a panel of presidential advisors - - - Richard Clarke, Michael Morell, Peter Swire, and ConLawProfs Geoffrey Stone and Cass Sunstein - - - has just been released from The White House. It contains 46 recommendations,... [read post]
29 Jan 2014, 10:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
The family of theater legend Leonard Melfi has been awarded $1.25 million in a settlement pertaining to the right to a proper burial and medical malpractice. In 2001, Melfi died of alcohol-related causes, but his family was never informed of... [read post]
4 May 2011, 4:03 pm by constitutional lawblogger
The re-election this week in Canada of PM Harper and a decisive victory for his Conservative party was presumably not cause for celebration for Craig Scott, Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall. Scott's article, Will Canada Be an Open Democracy... [read post]
6 Feb 2013, 6:07 am by constitutional lawblogger
ConLawProfs often appear on controversial panels and law schools often present controversial programming. Are there limits? Policitical Science Professor (and Chair of the Department) Paisley Currah (pictured) of Brooklyn College has been embroiled in a "firestorm" of late. As Professor... [read post]
25 Jun 2013, 12:00 pm by Trusts EstatesProf
14 residents of West Rest Haven, the West, Texas nursing home affected by the fertilizer plant explosion, have died in the last two months, which is twice as high as usual. Despite the destruction of most of the nursing home,... [read post]
2 Jun 2013, 10:00 am by Trusts EstatesProf
As I have previously discussed, the UK Government decided not to follow the recommendations of the Legal Services Board and regulate will writing. In response to this inaction, the Law Society is developing a voluntary code of conduct called the... [read post]
21 Mar 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the conviction of William Melchert Dinkel, former nurse; of helping two people, he met on the internet to commit suicide. The court reasoned that part of the state’s assisted-suicide law is unconstitutional. Specifically, the part... [read post]
6 Feb 2014, 6:00 pm by Gerry W. Beyer
Three same-sex couples are suing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and six other state officials over the “marriage evasion law” codified as Wis Stat. § 765.30(1). Lead plaintiff Virginia Wolf states in her complaint that the law makes it a “criminal... [read post]
20 Feb 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
As I have previously discussed, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s 2004 will left his entire estate to Mimi O’Donnell, his longtime partner and the mother of his three children. You can find a copy of his will here that details how he... [read post]
16 Mar 2011, 6:36 pm by constitutional lawblogger
The judicial finding that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, preceded by DOJ's vigorous defense of DOMA in another case, some waffling, and then the announcement that the DOJ will not defend the constitutionality of DOMA, which some characterized... [read post]
14 Oct 2013, 6:00 pm by Gerry W. Beyer
Despite the government shutdown, the statutory deadline for filing a petition in the U.S. Tax Court cannot be extended. Under Section 6213(a), the 90-day statutory deadline cannot be extended. And during the shutdown, the Tax Court is not accepting hand... [read post]
28 Jul 2010, 8:00 am by constitutional lawblogger
A report issued today by the National Conference of State Legislatures compiles bills proposed, vetoed, and adopted by state legislatures regarding immigration-related issues. This is a great research tool for anyone doing scholarship or litigation in this area, as well... [read post]
16 Mar 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
As I have previously discussed, the Kansas Department for Children and Families sued William Marotta for child support because he donated his sperm to a same-sex couple after responding to a Craigslist ad. The same- sex couple split up and... [read post]
22 May 2013, 6:00 pm by Trusts EstatesProf
In one of the most high-profile attempts to change Britain’s law on the right to die, two paralyzed men seek to protect from prosecution those who would help them end their lives. Paul Lamb was left immobile after a car... [read post]
22 Jan 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
Sven Olof Svensson, 81, was surprised when he picked up the morning paper and read he was dead. Upon receiving his local paper, the Jonkopings-Posten, he read the obituary section and found his own. His older sister submitted the obituary... [read post]
21 Jan 2013, 5:47 pm by constitutional lawblogger
The Court granted certiorari Friday in Bond v. United States - - - again. Recall that the first time the Court heard Carol Anne Bond's case, it held that she did indeed have standing to assert a Tenth Amendment argument... [read post]
5 Aug 2013, 12:00 pm by Trusts EstatesProf
As I have previously discussed, Robert McCorkell’s sister recently had a New Brunswick judge issue a temporary injunction on public policy grounds to prevent his estate, and valuable coin collection, from being sent out of province and into the hands... [read post]
30 Jul 2013, 2:00 pm by Trusts EstatesProf
A recent technical memorandum issued by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance explains the effect the Supreme Court’s recent DOMA decision will have on New York State estate taxes. Because the Supreme Court held Section 3 of... [read post]
26 Jan 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
The legal battle regarding Janet Tracey and whether a "do not resuscitate notice was put on her medical records without her knowledge before her death is going to the Court of Appeal. A panel by Master of the Rolls Lord... [read post]