June 16, 2004

HERE'S AN IDEA...:

Pledge case puts chill on parental rights: For many parents without custody, Monday's Supreme Court decision makes it harder to press concerns. (Warren Richey, 6/17/04, CS Monitor)

...stay married.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 16, 2004 6:49 PM
Comments

If I understood the facts correctly Newdow and the child's mother were never married.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at June 16, 2004 9:06 PM

Courts should not make law when a case can be disposed of by a procedural ruling. This is, quite literally, Judicial Procedure 101: I learned it in a Summer pre-term mini-course at Penn Law thirty years ago. (If I nadn't remembered it fron undergraduate Constitutional Law.) Anyone with the slightest clue as to how the system m is supposed to work is supposed to know this. There's never a law professor around when you want one.

Posted by: Lou Gots at June 17, 2004 10:14 AM

There's never a law professor around when you want one.

Now there's a theory I've never been able to test.

Posted by: David Cohen at June 17, 2004 12:48 PM

Lou:

The argument that father's are not interested parties in the welfare of their children is at least novel.

Posted by: oj at June 17, 2004 2:10 PM
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