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Blessing v. Freestone

Docket No.: 95-1441
Argued: January 6, 1997
Decided: April 19, 1997

Topics:

Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC--provisions of the Social Security Act), Judicial Power, Standing to Sue, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, EPA, Education of the Handicapped, Eleventh Amendment, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Water Pollution Control, Medicaid, NLRA, National Labor Relations Act, Section 1983, Social Security Act, judicial review

PartyNames: Linda J. BLESSING, Director, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Petitioner v. Cathy FREESTONE, etc., et al.
Petitioner: Blessing
Respondent: Freestone

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 68 F.3d 1141
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Blessing
v.
Freestone
520 U.S. 329 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1353137 L.Ed.2d 569 (520 U.S.
Question:

Can parents sue states under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act to force overall compliance with federal efforts under Title IV-D to collect child- support payments from ex-spouses?

Blessing v. Freestone
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 06, 1997

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Blessing, 0 vote(s) against

Blessing v. Freestone
Case Documents

1Opinion in Blessing v. Freestone
2Opinion in Blessing v. Freestone
Additional documents for this case are pending review.