Former Playmate of the Year Anna Nicole Smith won from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday a new chance to collect millions of dollars she claims her late Texas oil tycoon husband promised her.Please feel free to insert your own Clarence Thomas joke here.
The justices unanimously overturned an appeals court ruling that the blond widow was entitled to nothing because federal courts lacked jurisdiction to hear claims that are also involved in state probate hearings. The high court sent the case back to the federal appeals court in California for more proceedings in the long-running legal battle involving the former Playboy centerfold who also had her own reality television show.
Smith was 26 when she married oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall in 1994. He was 89. They met three years earlier when she was working as a topless dancer in Houston.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
A Love Supreme
As the nation struggles with important constitutional issues like whether or not the president can brush aside 750 laws whenever he sees fit, whether or not he can spy on Americans without warrants or cause, and whether or not Stephen Colbert should be placed in Gitmo, we can all rest assured that the highest court in the land is focused on the really important matters: