Thursday, January 11, 2018
Two interesting family law cert petitions have been filed in the past 30 days:
First, on whether the Indian Child Welfare Act defines “parent” in 25 U.S.C. 1903(9) to include an unwed biological father who has not complied with state law rules to attain legal status as a parent--available here.
Second, on whether the Arizona Supreme Court erred when it held that a biology-based paternity statute violates the Fourteenth Amendment and this Court’s decisions in Obergefell and Pavan--available here.