On Thursday, the US Supreme Court released its second decision in the long-runing battle between the estate of Vickie Lynn Marshall (aka Anna Nicole Smith) and her erstwhile son-in-law, Pierce Marshall.
The 63-page slip opinion, available here, illustrates how the result of a high-profile celebrity bankruptcy can ultimately turn on arcane, esoteric matters of jurisdiction – and how such esoterica can be potentially ground-shifting for the US Bankruptcy Court system which has been in effect since its first constitutional challenge in 1984.
A small portion of the already considerable commentary evolving in conventional media and in the blogosphere appears below.
- Anna Nicole Smith And Charles Dickens…And The Supreme Court (dekerivers.wordpress.com)
- Supreme Court Rules on Anna Nicole Smith’s Case (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- Anna Nicole Smith estate loses big at Supreme Court (news-briefs.ew.com)
- Ruling Against Anna Nicole Smith’s Heirs, Chief Justice Quotes Dickens [The Supremes] (jezebel.com)
- SCOTUS Decision in Stern v. Marshall (lawprofessors.typepad.com)