The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
The grounds for that Britney annulment...
Placed in evidence by the esteemed Daniel Drezner (is my excuse...).
He links to Ms Britney Spears' annulment petition on Smoking Gun. Which raises one question in my mind: why is the stated ground for annulment not non-consummation?
Reason: non-consummation is not a ground for annulment of Nevadan marriages ! Not according to this, at least: Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 125 §320-350 (that's four sections in all - call it silver-fuelled inflation!) state the exclusive grounds as
A warning to all tempted to combine a trip to Vegas with a little spontaneous matrimony for effect only: not shtupping the shmuck (or shmuck-ette) does not get you home free.
(Shouldn't there be some kind of Nevada State PSA to that effect at all the wedding-parlours?)
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