Presumptions Of Legitimacy and and Illegitimate Presumptions

For C.S., who brought Michael H. to my attention and noted its importance to modern American paternity jurisprudence. We have recently been discussing conclusive presumptions in law and Halachah; an oft-touted example of such a presumption in American law, apparently originating in the English common law tradition, is the presumption of legitimacy, the presumption that […]

The Elephant’s Birthday Party and the One True Son: A Study In Forensics

Prof. Eugene Volokh regales us with a translation / paraphrase of the charming Russian folk tale of the Elephant’s Birthday Party: In the story, one of the birthday guests eats all of the elephant’s birthday cake, and the question is who. The marmot offers the following plan: Here, folks, is a magic pot…. Stick your […]