|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 12, 2010
||May 17, 2010||6-3||Kennedy||OT 2009|
Disclosure: Howe & Russell represents the petitioner.
Holding: If a parent has the right to consent before the other parent can remove a child from the country where the child is living, then the parent also has a right of custody under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, and the child must be returned.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on May 17, 2010. Justice Stevens dissented, joined by Justice Thomas and Breyer.