Thursday, February 22, 2007

Abrams in the Outfield

The only legal commentator that I remotely respect is Dan Abrams of MSNBC. I don't like the shrill prosecutor that's often on with him, but he actually understands the issues, dumbs it down for people, and tends to get things right.

Nancy Grace, on the other hand, took exactly 3 seconds to remind me why I hate her so much. This is roughly the exchange between the commentator and her regarding the Cal court order requiring DNA testing of the kid, and the potential enforcement of that order in the Bahamas.
Grace: "That's like a French court telling a Georgia court what to do. I won't even tell you what that Georgia judge would do to that French order."
Commentator: "Well there's actually a convention on this, if there is another court that's heard the issue and it's reasonable then generally you follow the other court."
Grace: "Jack...I like you...but come on, a 'convention?' There are lots of 'conventions.'"
Memo to Grace: Treaties ratified pursuant to the U.S. Constitution are the supreme law of the land. Although I don't doubt you when you say a Georgia judge would not follow the constitution or federal laws.

Oh and I hate Rita Cosby. To paraphrase Skipper J: She has the looks for radio and the voice for print.



Blogger Brent said...

I don't think that the Hague convention applies to family law decisions. Your point, though, is well-taken. I have no idea how Nancy Grace can purport to speak to how a Georgia court would act, and I can't think of any reason why it would refuse to respect a French court that reasonably has taken jurisdicition over a case. Nancy is a nut.

3/27/2007 7:27 PM  

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