He was all she had left in the world. But a judge removed her from his care and gave custody to her late mother’s fiancé. Could the court elevate the authority of this unrelated male to equal the role of the girl’s own father in her life?
We argued in an amicus brief that the fundamental right of parents demands a finding of unfitness before a court can replace a parent’s judgment with that of the judge. Ultimately, the Supreme Court of Texas agreed with us.
Read the updates on the case as it unfolded: