Decisions: Of Alimony, Embezzlers, Lifers & Immoral Pilots

Great U.S. constitutional decisions come down from the Supreme Court like Mosaic tablets—but the common law and administrative rules that affect everyone are created by hundreds of lesser courts and agencies in thousands of obscure human conflicts. A current sampler:

> A divorced woman's alimony slops when she remarries—and does not revive even if her new marriage turns out to be a nullity. New Yorker Harry Herscher happily quit paying his ex-wife Alice $125 a week when he discovered that she had been remarried for 68 weeks. Alice reclaimed alimony on a...

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