Adar v. SmithPetition for certiorari denied on October 11, 2011
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-46||5th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2011|
Issue: (1) Whether a state violates the Full Faith and Credit Clause when an executive official selectively disregards some out-of-state judgments of adoption based on policy assessments of the wisdom of those judgments; (2) whether 42 U.S.C. Â§ 1983 provides a remedy for a violation of the Full Faith and Credit Clause; and (3) whether a state violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment when, based on its disapproval of the unmarried status of a childâ€™s adoptive parents, the state refuses to issue the child with an accurate, amended birth certificate.
- Petition of the day (Marissa Miller)