How Appealing

Sunday, September 14, 2008

“Court: Widow can’t use husband’s frozen sperm.” Saturday in The San Francisco Chronicle, Bob Egelko had an article that begins, “Iris and Joseph Kievernagel disagreed about having children during their 10-year marriage, and their argument moved into the courts – and the casebooks of legal precedent – after his death in a helicopter crash. In a ruling made public Friday, a state appeals court said the Sacramento County woman has no right to use her husband’s frozen sperm to become pregnant because he had made it clear he did not want to father a child posthumously.”

And The Sacramento Bee reports today that “Widow’s suit to keep husband’s frozen sperm denied.”

You can access last week’s ruling of the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District at this link.

Posted at 11:37 PM by Howard Bashman

“A White House Led to the Brink: Efforts by Cheney, his counsel to quash legal storm over eavesdropping put presidency to historic test.” This book excerpt appears today on the front page of The Washington Post.

Posted at 8:58 PM by Howard Bashman

“2 Border Patrol agents lose appeal in shooting”: The San Antonio Express-News on Friday contained an article that begins, “Two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler near El Paso and covering it up lost an appeal Thursday. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans refused to reconsider the ruling a three-judge panel had issued in late July that affirmed most of the charges against Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean.”

The El Paso Times reported on Friday that “Ex-border agents denied hearing.”

And Friday in The Washington Times, Jerry Seper reported that “Border Patrol agents lose last appeal over shot smuggler.”

Posted at 8:33 PM by Howard Bashman