The Courts: Decisions

> In New York City a Family Court ruled that the immunity that protects foreign diplomats in the U.S. from criminal prosecution also shields them from paternity suits. The decision was handed down in a case discreetly titled Anonymous v. Anonymous, but one-time Concert Singer Sarah Lake, 28, dispensed with diplomacy and named as the father of her soon-to-be-born child Omar Abdel Hamid Adeel, Sudanese Ambassador to the U.N. In denying Sarah Lake's plea, Judge Louis A. Pagnucco noted dryly that immunity from local jurisdiction is necessary "to avoid impediments to effective diplomatic intercourse."

> In Washington the U.S....

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