Troxel v. Granville
|Troxel v. Granville|
|Court||Supreme Court of the United States|
|Date decided||June 5, 2000|
|Appealed from||Washington Supreme Court|
Granville (defendant), the mother of 2 children, never married Troxel, the father of her children.
The unmarried lovers with the 2 children together separated in 1991. Thereafter, father Troxel moved in with his parents (the grandparents of the 2 children). In 1993, father Troxel committed suicide.Granville (defendant mother) told the Troxel grandparents that she wanted to limit their visitation rights to their grandchildren.
No. The DPC (14th Amendment) doesn't permit a state to award child visitation to a 3rd party over a fit parent's objection.The visitation statute that the state of Washington had in place at the time was un-constitutional.