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Troxel Revisited: A New Approach to Third Party Childcare
In 2000 in Troxel v. Granville, four United States Supreme Court justices determined that the “liberty interests of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children” generally foreclose states from compelling ...
Constitutional Constraints on Second Parent Laws
American state parentage laws have traditionally required biological or adoptive ties and no more than two parents for any one child at any one time. Biological ties were demonstrated by giving birth or sperm. Adoptive ...
Vol. 6 No. 1, Fall 2014; Protecting the Sanctity of Family: An Argument for the Equitable Parent Doctrine
This Comment examines the rights of men who held themselves out as a child’s father or who did not know they were the biological father with a focus on the equitable parent doctrine. Because the equitable parent doctrine ...