University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Adar v. Smith"
Date Oct 11, 2011
Author SCOTUSBlog
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Abstract Issue: (1) Whether a state violates the Full Faith and Credit Clause when an executive official selectively disregards some out-of-state judgments of adoption based on policy assessments of the wisdom of those judgments; (2) whether 42 U.S.C. § 1983 provides a remedy for a violation of the Full Faith and Credit Clause; and (3) whether a state violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment when, based on its disapproval of the unmarried status of a child’s adoptive parents, the state refuses to issue the child with an accurate, amended birth certificate.
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case Adar v. Smith (PB-LA-0003)

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