The explicable, but almost certainly unconstitutional, restraint on parents and spouses posting to social media

August 21, 2020

A few months ago, the New York Times posted a story, Divorcing Parents Have a Right to Post Their Stories Online, Court Says, discussing a

Is empathy really useful for a family law attorney?

January 5, 2017

A recent New York Times ROOM for DEBATE discussed Does Empathy Guide or Hinder Moral Action? The anti-empathy debater defined it as “the capacity to

Can someone be too demented to consent to sex with a spouse?

April 15, 2015

There’s an interesting, and quite disturbing, article in the April 14, 2015 New York Times regarding the upcoming trial of Henry Rayhons, a now-former Iowa

United States Supreme Court on the left side of history in two rulings on gay marriage

June 27, 2013

To the surprise of no one who has been paying attention, the June 26, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions in the cases of United

Presiding over the decline in the legal profession

February 5, 2013

Between my work as a volunteer attorney mentor, being asked by a Philippine attorney working on a book about legal career paths to describe mine,

Is habitual and flaunted jaywalking “conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice”

February 5, 2013

Recently South Carolina’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) has taken action against attorneys for their activities outside the context of actual cases if these acts

The New York Times and Family Law

July 29, 2012

The amount and quality of the journalism coming from the New York Times that touches on issues related to family law is–literally–remarkable.  I could easily

How many parents can (should) a child have?

July 14, 2012

My family spent last evening with South Carolina adoption guru James Fletcher Thompson.  James regaled us with stories of the latest trends in assisted reproduction