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Justices deny Cameroonian’s appeal of Md. termination of parental rights

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Cameroonian father’s bid to restore his parental rights that were terminated by a Maryland court he claims had no personal jurisdiction over him.

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Senate bill would enable child support in sexual-assault cases

ANNAPOLIS – Mothers or fathers whose parental rights were terminated for having conceived the child through nonconsensual intercourse could still be ordered to pay child support under legislation being considered by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Senate Bill 98 would ...

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Md. high court: Parental-termination judges should stick to statute

Court of Appeals

Judges in termination of parental rights cases must make sure their decisions are not clouded by considerations more appropriate for third-party child-custody disputes, such as the certainty of the youngster’s future with adoptive parents, Maryland’s top court ruled this week.

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Hogan signs bill enabling judges to end rapists’ parental rights

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed into law a long-stalled measure to enable courts to strip parental rights from a mother or father who conceived the child through non-consensual intercourse. By its terms, the Rape Survivor Family ...

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Bill to end rapists’ parental rights passes House

ANNAPOLIS – Legislation to enable courts to strip parental rights from a mother or father who conceived the child through non-consensual intercourse will head to the governor for his signature. The House of Delegates passed the legislation Wednesday, a day ...

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Senate panel approves bill to end rapists’ parental rights

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Tuesday approved perennially introduced but annually ill-fated legislation to enable courts to strip parental rights from a mother or father who conceived the child through non-consensual intercourse. With the committee’s voice vote, ...

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Senate panel again considers bill to end rapists’ parental rights

ANNAPOLIS – Perennially introduced but annually ill-fated legislation to enable courts to strip parental rights from a mother or father who conceived the child through non-consensual intercourse received an unusually early hearing this General Assembly session and with broad support ...

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Md. court: Custody has no place in termination of parental rights rulings

Court of Appeals

Judges must refrain from child-custody considerations when determining whether a mother or father’s parental rights should be terminated based on “exceptional circumstances,” Maryland’s second highest court has ruled. In its 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals overturned the termination ...

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