The Supreme Court on the Social Security Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children:

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Justices Weigh IVF Technology Against 1939 Law: Is a posthumous IVF child a “survivor?”

Court: Benefits for babies born after dad’s death?

SCOTUS Argument Preview: Who is a decedent’s child?

    SCOTUS Blog: The following contribution is by Kristine S. Knaplund, Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. Professor Knaplund has written extensively on the legal and ethical issues that arise when children are conceived and born years after a genetic parent has died, including articles in the Arizona Law Review, Kansas Law Review, the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy, the Michigan Journal of Law Review, and the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal. She is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and serves as Vice Chair of the ABA Elder Law, Disability Planning and Bioethics Group.

  • Posted: 03/15/2012
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