Tag Archives: child custody

Custody Battle Raises Questions About the Rights of Women

How much personal autonomy does a pregnant woman have?  Is it considered an “appropriation of the child” for an unmarried pregnant woman to move to another state without notice to the putative father?  These complicated questions about a woman’s privacy rights are discussed in the New York Times article, Custody Battle Raises Questions about the […]

Continuation of Indian Child Welfare Act and Recent Supreme Court Decision

Back in April, I wrote a blog piece about a South Carolina Supreme Court’s decision to remove Baby Girl Veronica (Baby Girl) from her adoptive parents and give custody to her biological father, Dusten Brown.  Since then, the adoptive parents, the Capobiancos, have appealed to the United States Supreme Court to reconsider the state court’s […]