New York court rules it has no jurisdiction in Rutherford’s custody case against Giersch. Rutherford’s lawyer:
New York said it had no jurisdiction because, it said, California had jurisdiction – which is silly – but it is what it is. The ugly story behind the story is that family courts do not always protect children because they only deal with children’s ‘best interests’ and interests are not enforceable as ‘rights. By contrast, higher-level courts enforce real rights, so we are hopeful because we can focus solely on the children’s absolute rights as citizens to reside in their own country.