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Intercountry Adoptions: Are The Biological Parents' Rights Protected?, Cynthia Ellen Szejner Jan 2006

Intercountry Adoptions: Are The Biological Parents' Rights Protected?, Cynthia Ellen Szejner

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

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For Better Or Worse: A Discussion Of The Bia's Ambiguous C-Y-Z Decision And Its Legacy For Refugees Of China's One Child Policy, Meredith M. Snyder Jan 2006

For Better Or Worse: A Discussion Of The Bia's Ambiguous C-Y-Z Decision And Its Legacy For Refugees Of China's One Child Policy, Meredith M. Snyder

Washington University Law Review

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The Domestic Relations Exception, Domestic Violence, And Equal Access To Federal Courts, Emily J. Sack Jan 2006

The Domestic Relations Exception, Domestic Violence, And Equal Access To Federal Courts, Emily J. Sack

Washington University Law Review

This Article examines the classic issue of the allocation of jurisdiction between the state and federal courts, with an untraditional focus on family law, domestic violence, and women's access to federal courts. The piece first explores the domestic relations exception to federal jurisdiction, a longstanding judge-created doctrine under which the federal courts lack jurisdiction to hear divorce, custody, and other family matters traditionally reserved to the states. In the recent case of Marshall v. Marshall, 126 S. Ct. 1735 (2006), the Supreme Court had the opportunity to abandon the domestic relations exception (as well as its relative, the probate ...