Sunday, March 25, 2012

M.L.B. v. S.L.J. case brief

M.L.B. v. S.L.J. (1996)
Facts: Ct. terminated parental rights of P, who couldn’t appeal b/c couldn’t afford the fees required to prepare a record for appeal.
Holding: Unconstitutional for the state to require P to pay the fee. Court cited due process and equal protection concerns.
Rationale: Compared Ps interest w/ the State’s interest.

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