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November 23, 2014

Supreme Court hears Anna Nicole Smith inheritance case

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 28th 2006 3:47PM
Anna Nicole Smith outside the
Supreme CourtNow, this is why Samuel Alito and John Roberts joined the Supreme Court (or SCOTUS, for those of you who are acronym-oriented); the court heard the inheritance case of former Playmate and bad reality-show star Anna Nicole Smith today.

We all know the story: Anna Nicole married a geezer tycoon, J. Howard Marshall, who died (most likely with a big smile on his face) a year later. Smith put in a claim that she is entitled to half of Marshall's $1.6 billion estate, while his son feels he is the only heir.

According to this AP article, it seemed like some of the justices were on Smith's side during arguments, citing the fact that Pierce Marshall is purposely sabotoging any hope Smith had of claiming the money. However, the question being decided by SCOTUS is whether a federal appeals court has the right to decide on a state probate issue.

Either way, I'm sure it was an interesting day in Washington. I wonder if Anna Nicole offered Antonin Scalia a free supply of Trim Spa? Lord knows he needs it.

[Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP]

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