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22 Jun, 2011

Go Go Gadget Arms: Why Justice Breyer Rightly Reached Out to Decide a Question Not Presented in Turner v. Rogers

2019-03-18T18:47:57-05:00June 22nd, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sometimes the Supreme Court reaches out to decide issues not raised in the petition for certiorari. It is a rare occurrence. But it happened in Turner v. Rogers, No. 10-10. If you weren’t following the case, here are the facts: Michael D. Turner racked up large debts owed to his child’s mother [...]

29 Mar, 2011

What Process is Due for Deadbeat Parents Accused of Not Paying Child Support?

2019-03-18T18:48:04-05:00March 29th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

The forthcoming decision in Turner v. Rogers, No. 10-10, will represent one of those rare cases in which there is the very real chance that no one will win, at least long-term. The case pits the liberty of a man unable to pay his child support payments versus the cost that states would [...]