Termination of Parental Rights Cases - Equal Protection

  1. Adoption of Meghan, Slip Op. No. SJC-10915 (Mass. 2012).

  2. In re Adoption of K.L.P., 763 N.E.2d 741 (Ill. 2002).

  3. In re Curtis S. v. James S., 25 Cal.App.4th 687 (Cal. Ct. App.1994).

  4. In the Interest of S.A.J.B v. K.C., 679 N.W.2d 645 (Iowa 2004).

  5. In re J.B.B., No. 09CA3335 (Ohio. App. 2011) (case dismissed as unripe): The briefs for this case are on file with the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel.

  6. In the Matter of the Adoption of AWS and KRS, 2014 MT 322 (2014).

    1. Steven D. Schwinn, Montana Supremes Grant Right to Counsel in Private Adoption, Termination Cases, Constitutional Law Prof Blog (Dec. 10, 2014), available at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2014/12/montana-supremes-grant-right-to-counsel-in-private-adoption-termination-cases.html.

    2. Jeff Wilson, A Look at Montana's New Right to Counsel for Indigent Birth Parents, 40-May Mont. Law. 16 (May 2015), available at https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/montanabar.site-ym.com/resource/collection/EAA30F23-4767-49DA-BBE7-152CF93C8535/May_2015_Montana_Lawyer_web.pdf#page=16.

  7. In the Matter of Adoption of K.A.S., 499 N.W.2d 558 (N.D. 1993).

  8. O.A.H. v. R.L.A., 712 So.2d 4 (Fla. App. 1998).

  9. Rhine v. Deaton, 250 S.W.3d 486 (Tex. App. 2008), pet. denied (Tex. 2009), cert denied, 130 S.Ct. 357 (2010): The briefs for this case are on file with the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel.

    1. Chad Baruch and Ike Vanden Eykel, Texas Family Law Goes to Washington, The College Bulletin (Summer 2010), available at http://texasbarcollege.com/Reports/BulletinSummer2010.pdf.

    2. Amy Howe, More on CVSG-Texas in Rhine v. Deaton, SCOTUS Blog (Oct. 5, 2009), available at http://www.scotusblog.com/2009/10/more-on-cvsg-texas-in-rhine-v-deaton/.

    3. Mary Alice Robbins, Cert Sought over Right to Counsel in Parental-Rights Termination Case, Texas Lawyer, July 13, 2009.

    4. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje, Legal battle over the fate of a child, San Antonio Express, Oct. 4 2009, available at http://www.hope4kidz.org/news/texas/TX_10042009.html.

    5. Zockert v. Fanning, 800 P.2d 773 (Or. 1990).