Supreme Court of Texas Justices Speak up on Parental Rights
Recently, two Supreme Court of Texas justices took an appeals court to task for citing “traditional disciplinary methods” as reasons to terminate the rights of a parent.
In a separate opinion by Justice Blacklock, he stated, “I write separately to caution against use of such evidence as grounds for judicial interference with parental rights.”
Justice Devine joined Blacklock's opinion, “This natural parental right [is] a basic civil right of man and far more precious than property rights ... The court of appeals’ opinion suggests that these punishments amounted to child…