Friday, January 12, 2018

Cook v. Harding (9th Cir. - Jan. 12, 2018)

Today's Ninth Circuit opinion is a dream read for civil procedure/federal courts scholars.  It's all about Younger abstention and issue preclusion.  And, as an added bonus, these issues arise in the context of a constitutional challenge to California Family Code Section 7962, which codified the preexisting California cases that found gestational surrogacy contracts enforceable.  Fascinating.

Though I readily concede that "fascinating" may be an overstatement for those less enthralled by federal procedural minutia.