September 28, 2005

Only In America

John Stewart opened the Daily Show with this last night and it was just too funny to pass up. The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Marshall v. Marshall. For those unfamilar with the matter, it involves Anna Nicole Smith's quest to win inheritance from her dead husband, the deceased oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II. The issue at hand involves whether federal courts can hear cases involving state probate proceedings (establishing the validity of a will). This case was chosen by the Supreme Court out of roughly 1,900 appeals cases

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