Chafin v. Chafin
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Dec 5, 2012
|Feb 19, 2013||9-0||Roberts||OT 2012|
Holding: The return of a child to a foreign country pursuant to an order under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction does not render an appeal of that order moot.
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Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on February 19, 2013. Justice Ginsburg filed a concurring opinion in which Justice Scalia and Justice Breyer joined.
- Opinion recap: Family law dispute not moot after child's return (Amy Howe)
- Argument report: Choosing between unpalatable outcomes? (Amy Howe)
- Argument preview: When mootness and international family law collide (Amy Howe)
- Court grants one new case (UPDATED) (Lyle Denniston)