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Nevada high court: No due process issue in family law

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Supreme Court found that a state law that relieves an agency from its duty to reunify a family, if a court finds that parental rights were involuntarily terminated with respect to a child's sibling, does not violate due process. Another, unchallenged statute can lead to presumptions of parental unfitness without considering present circumstances, but the law at hand does not affect parental rights or involve the removal of children from parental custody, and it furthers the state’s interest in keeping children from returning to dangerous homes or “languishing too long in foster care.”

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