September 28, 2005

Anna Nicole Smith Case Goes to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear Anna Nicole Smith's probate case. The case of Vickie Lynn Marshall (aka, Anna Nicole Smith) vs. E. Pierce Marshall centers on whether a federal bankruptcy court can rule on wills and estates.

Anna Nicole Smith's laywer claims she will personally be at the Supreme Court during the hearing. Let the media circus begin!

Why would the Supreme Court agree to hear Anna Nicole Smith's case? Two reasons: The Rule of Four and TrimSpa.

It takes four justices to agree to hear a case. Remember, there are seven men on the Supreme Court--four of which are presumed to be straight (Stephens and Breyer are iffy). Plus you have Ginsburg--you know what I'm talking about. And you're going to tell me Thomas wasn't leading the charge? He's a swinger baby!

Another victory for corporate America. I mean do you think the old Anna Nicole Smith would have had a snowball's chance in hell of getting her case heard had the TrimSpa corporation not done their magic? Let's not forget the silicon-industrial complex here.

LA Times:

In 1993, Smith was Playboy's Playmate of the Year, and shortly afterward, the 26-year-old married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall. He was 89, and a fan of her strip act.

He died a year later, and Smith has fought with Marshall's son, Pierce, over an estate valued at more than $1.6 billion.

A Texas probate judge ruled that Marshall's son was his sole heir and entitled to his fortune. However, a federal bankruptcy judge in California later ruled that Marshall's son had schemed to move assets from his father's estate. Smith was awarded $88 million in damages.

Although the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the probate ruling should stand, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the dispute to decide when, if ever, bankruptcy judges can rule on probate matters.

Is it any coincidence that the Supreme Court grants Anna Nicole Smith certiorari only after she loses all that weight? I think not!

Presenting the certiorari worthy versus uncertiorari worthy Anna Nicole Smith.

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certiorari worthy


uncertiorari worthy


certiorari worthy


uncertiorari worthy


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You get the idea. There's good Anna Nicole Smith and there's bad Anna Nicole Smith.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:54 AM | Comments |