Friday, January 13, 2023

Murder and Money: The Dark Side of Taylor Swift

Frederick E. Vars, Ira Drayton Pruitt, Sr. Professor of Law, School of Law, The University of Alabama) recently posted his article entitled Murder and Money: The Dark Side of Taylor Swift. Here is the abstract of his article which is forthcoming in Volume 72 of the Duke Law Journal Online:

Under the dramatically named “Slayer Rule,” murderers cannot inherit from their victims. This principle is so intuitive that it is easy to miss critical questions of implementation. One such question is: what if one cannot prove the murder with certainty? Should the Slayer Rule apply only to individuals convicted beyond a reasonable doubt of murder, or should some lower level of proof suffice? This essay examines those questions through an unlikely lens: the music of Taylor Swift.

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