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Troxel v. Granville

Docket No.: 99-138
Argued: January 12, 2000
Decided: June 5, 2000

Topics:

Due Process, Privacy, Bill of Rights, Due Process, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Free Exercise, Ninth Amendment, Privileges and Immunities Clause, judicial review, privacy, stare decisis

Petitioner: Troxel
Respondent: Granville

Court Below: THE SUPREME COURT OF WASHINGTON
Supreme Court Docket


530 U.S. 57 (2000)
Question:

Does the Washington statute, which allows any person to petition for a court- ordered right to see a child over a custodial parent's objection if such visitation is found to be in the child's best interest, unconstitutionally interfere with the fundamental right of parents to rear their children?

Troxel v. Granville
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 12, 2000

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Granville, 3 vote(s) against
Opinion By:

Troxel v. Granville
Case Documents

1Opinion in Troxel v. Granville
2Opinion in Troxel v. Granville
Additional documents for this case are pending review.