Four years ago today the former Playboy, Anna Nicole Smith passed away from drug overdose. Her legacy continues to impact the media with an upcoming opera and recent Supreme Court hearing. In light of her passing, I wrote an article in Opposing Views.
“Four years ago, reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith passed away, yet her legacy lives on. With a racy Royal Opera musical called ‘Anna Nicole’ set to open in a few weeks and the Supreme Court decision in her estate case lingering, this former Playboy continues to flood the media.
On January 18th, the Supreme Court Justices were subject to round two of oral arguments regarding the estate case Stern v. Marshall. The Court must now determine the jurisdiction of specialty bankruptcy courts – either officially limiting their power or drastically expanding it. The last time the High Court heard arguments in the case, instead of making a ruling, it was sent back down to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – who in turn upheld the original Texas probate court ruling in favor of Marshall.”