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U.S. Supreme Court denies cert petitions in 2 Wisconsin cases

The U.S. Supreme Court denied petitions for writ certiorari in two Wisconsin cases in an order published Monday.

In T. R. C. v. Wisconsin, the petition alleged the plaintiff, a Milwaukee mother, saw her parental rights terminated and 14th Amendment rights violated when the state advocated to have her disabled daughter adopted by non-biological foster parents with no option to see her mother again. The petition asked the court to enforce 14th Amendment rights to familial integrity and reunite the girl with her mother, siblings and extended family.

Jones v. Wisconsin involved a prisoner at Taycheedah Correctional Institution convicted of a federal bank robbery. The petition asked the high court to consider the interpretation of the due-process clause of the 14th Amendment. The petition alleged the state of Wisconsin wasn’t a competent court and lacked legal authority and jurisdiction over the subject matter.

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Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at mpaukner@wislawjournal.com.

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