Washington Times:  “The American bankruptcy system exists for the “honest but unfortunate” debtor, not for those who would use bankruptcy strategically to rewrite obligations just to get a better deal than they could outside bankruptcy. . . . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is primed to rule any day on one of the biggest potential loopholes – the ongoing Bleak House-style efforts of the late Anna Nicole Smith to obtain the fortune of deceased Texas oilman J. Howard Marshall.”

See Law Professor Todd Zywicki's take on the Anna Nicole Smith appeal in his post today on The Volokh Conspiracy in which he says, “The op ed is based on my article with Marcus Cole on “Anna Nicole Smith Goes Shopping: The New Forum Shopping Problem in Bankruptcy.”