Wednesday, October 22, 2008

El Dorado County Dep't of CSS v. Nutt (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 21, 2008)

I can't think of a more important use of social resources than for the government to bring and defend on appeal a child support action against a penniless three-strike prisoner who's in prison, not able to work, and eligible for parole as early as 2045. Just in case.

Definitely not better to bring that action when and only in the one-in-a-billion parallel universe in which the prisoner actually wins the lottery (without buying a ticket). Nope. Bring it now. Especially since the best you can possibly hope for, since the prisoner is penniless, is a judgment that says that no child support is awarded but the court "reserves jurisdiction" in case things ever change.

Anyway, great victory, El Dorado Department of Child Support Services. Huge win.