Later today I’ll be interviewing John Culhane, blogger here at FamilyScholars and co-author of the Same-Sex Legal Kit for Dummies. Many of the questions submitted last week will be addressed–thank you! As some background reading, I thought I would share some helpful links.
I first became acquainted with John through his writing at Slate Magazine on brain injuries and the NFL. One of the Gen Xers we interviewed for our project on caregiving, grief and loss, cared for her dad, an ex-NFLer, who died in his early 60′s from what symptomatically looked like early-on-set dementia that progressed very rapidly.
I was totally ecstatic when John started blogging here at FamilyScholars, and since then I have simply e-mailed him all my law-related questions. My most recent questions, which we may get to during the podcast, I considered to be more Law 101 questions. I was reading some of the amicus briefs in support of the Proposition 8 respondents and DOMA respondent Edith Windsor–fascinating reads, and to keep the NFL theme going there is one from the NFL–when I realized I wasn’t 100% confident what the purpose of a brief is and how a brief might or might not influence the court. So, I email John, my law Wikipedia, and lo and behold he had just written about it! Check it out, if you too need a refresher on why briefs matter.
More to come, but I figured I’d share some good reading for your Thursday morning!