On the surface, ML.B. v. S.L.J., No. 95-853, hardly seems worthy of the nation's highest court, in part because our scheme of federalism generally leaves issues such as child custody to state law. But peeling back the layers of this case reveals the potential for a significant ruling on the constitutional treatment of family relationships, fundamental rights and access to courts for civil proceed with a appeals.
Richard C. Reuben,
Family Fundamentals, 82 ABA Journal 40
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