Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
E.R.G. v. E.H.G.
Issue(s): Whether under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, grandparents who seek court-ordered visitation with their grandchildren must prove that a compelling circumstance necessitates visitation, or whether constitutional requirements are instead satisfied where the court considering the visitation request applies a presumption in favor of the parents' wishes and places on the petitioning grandparent the burden of proving that visitation is in the children's best interest.
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Joshua Matz, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 30, 2011, 4:55 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/09/petition-of-the-day-185/