Saturday, May 9, 2015

In 1923 Parents had RIGHTS. What Happened?

In 1923,
the Supreme Court pronounced parental rights worthy of protection under the 14th Amendment in Meyer v. Nebraska. The Court has recognized that parents have a “fundamental and protected liberty interest” in the government not intruding into their families and that fit parents are deemed to make decisions in the best interest of their child.

In 2000,

Troxel v. Granville changed the court's position. No majority of Supreme Court justices agreed that parental rights deserved “strict scrutiny” protection. The plurality decision in Troxel held that the court must merely grant “some special weight to” a fit parent’s decisions for their child. “Special weight?” That is a far cry from “strict scrutiny.”

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