AZ: A Fit Mother Loses Her Kids

AZ: A Fit Mother Loses Her Kids

September 21, 2018 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

This continues the case of Alma S. vs. Department of Child Services of Arizona, this time at the state Supreme Court level. The Supreme Court reversed the appellate court, greenlighting the termination of Alma’s parental rights and the placement of her children for adoption.

In a nutshell, the Court of Appeals held that the evidence was insufficient in the court below for a finding of parental unfitness. It detailed that evidence that seemed somewhere in the range of thin-to-non-existent. The Supreme Court disagreed, saying there was sufficient evidence to uphold the trial court’s ruling.

Now, in attacking the appellate court, the justices of the Supreme Court stooped to framing the issues in some pretty dicey ways.

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