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Tale of Two Families

Posted in Case Reports by Mike Sacks on January 12, 2010

I should have stuck around this morning for Abbott v. Abbott.  Here’s Dahlia Lithwick:

The most interesting thing about this morning’s argument in Abbott v. Abbott is that it breaks down all the normal divisions on the court: left versus right, women versus men, pragmatists, internationalists, textualists, idealists … all of it flies out the big ornamental doors as the court grapples with this new problem of international child abduction at the grittiest, most practical level. It feels nice. Less an ideological smack down than a good, old-fashioned family argument. I wouldn’t get too used to it. But I enjoy it while I can.

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