Cases and Precedents

Federal Precedents

Case Important Quotes
Troxel v. Granville
530 U.S. 57 (2000)
Parham v. J.R.
442 U.S. 584
  • “…parents — who have traditional interests in and responsibility for the upbringing of their child — retain a substantial, if not the dominant, role in the decision, absent a finding of neglect or abuse.”
Washington v. Glucksberg
521 U. S. 702, 719
  • [The Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause, like its Fifth Amendment counterpart, ]”guarantees more than fair process.”
  • [The Due Process Clause also includes a substantive component that ]”provides heightened protection against government interference with certain fundamental rights and liberty interests.”
Meyer v. Nebraska
262 U. S. 390, 399, 401
  • “liberty”[ protected by the Due Process Clause includes the right of parents to ]”establish a home and bring up children”[ and ]”to control the education of their own.”
Pierce v. Society of Sisters
268 U. S. 510, 534-535
  • “liberty of parents and guardians”[ includes the right ]”to direct the upbringing and education of children under their control.”
  • “[t]he child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.”

Arizona Precedents

Arizona Juvenile Dependency Precedents