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July 2002Vol. 3, No. 6A Digest of Cases of the United States Supreme Court as to Juvenile and Family Law. Volume 2: 1988-2

Katz, Daniel. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV. 2001. 283 pp. Paperback.

The author presents 26 Supreme Court cases that affected juvenile justice and family law from 1988 to 2000, including such cases as:

  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians v. Holyfield. The Supreme Court held that a tribal court had jurisdiction to decide on the finalization of the adoption of two children living 200 miles away from the reservation because both parents resided at that location.
  • DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services. The Justices ruled that a child's due process rights were not violated by the failure of child protection authorities to prevent abuse by the father when the child was not in State custody.
  • M.L.B. v. S.L.J. The high court held that States may not condition appeals from termination of parental rights orders on the ability of parents to pay record preparation fees.

To purchase a copy, contact:

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
PO Box 8970 Reno, NV 89507
Phone: 775-784-6012
Fax: 775-784-6628