June 1, 2000
10:29 AM   Subscribe

Elian's fathers rights were affirmed today, and the decision is already online. One thing I love about the Internet is that things like this take nanoseconds to be available to the public (if the system's working right, at least!) -- where previously you had to rely on the newsmakers' spin on things, now you can read the decision yourself and come to your own conclusions.
posted by delfuego (4 comments total)
Oops -- fathers = father's. *blush*
posted by delfuego at 10:29 AM on June 1, 2000

I'm confused. The decision says that Elizabeth Gonzales (Elian's mother) had custody after the divorce. I read that Juan Miguel (the dad) had custody of Elian. Hmmmmm.
posted by wiremommy at 10:35 AM on June 1, 2000

With the death of the mother, custody would automatically move to the father absent some specific reason to the contrary.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 4:45 PM on June 1, 2000

I haven't paid much attention to the news in weeks. Perhaps months. One reason is because I tired of seeing Elian Gonzales as a headline. As if every plot twist in this absurd fiasco were a late breaking story. Due to another Metafilter post, I was reminded of Ananova and realized that by now they've actually got her up and online. I decided to go check her out. What's the top story? Elian Gonzales.


Yes Castro's a butthead and Elian may be a sweet kid who deserves better, but I can't help but think this entire charade is the latest development in a series of lunatic fringe goingson due to a vocal minority at residence in Florida. This lunatic fringe should not be silenced, but I wish the rest of the world would stop listening to them. Send Elian home with his daddy. Hopefully that'll be the end of it. I would rather be subjected to reruns of Starsky and Hutch than hear another word about the kid.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:47 PM on June 1, 2000

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