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Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Dean v. United States. Douglas Berman has our preview.

E.R.G. v. E.H.G.

Petition for certiorari denied on February 21, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-311 Ala. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011
 
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Issue: 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.

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