• Appellate Court: Parents Deserve an Impartial Judge and Fair Trial Before Terminating Parental Rights

    A recent case out of Washington state was so egregious the appellate court not only rejected it, but sent it back to be heard again—in a different county. Generally, when a case is appealed, the appellate court will either uphold the original decision or “remand” it, meaning they send it back for a do-over, with special instructions from the higher court. But this case required the court to come up with a whole new option. “The right to a fair trial before an impartial tribunal is a basic requirement of due process,” Justice Smith wrote for a unanimous Court of Appeals for the State of Washington. “The right to due process is especially critical in a proceeding to terminate parental rights, where so much is at stake for both the parents and the child.”

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  • Appellate Court: Parents Deserve an Impartial Judge and Fair Trial Before Terminating Parental Rights

    Well, well ,well, how nice of the courts to take this position at this time. With so many true facts about how much more danger a child faces once removed from home, the courts sure are slow to put a stop to it. If a highchair or some other item KILLS a few kids, it is removed from the shelves ASAP. Why is CPS/DCS still in operation? All educated legal officers of the family court has played a roll and made their pay checks on the backs of this Countrys children! They all should be facing criminal charges with prison time attached as they failed to uphold there ethic obligation as well as human obligation. How do they sleep at night?