Case Status: Victory. The Court held that the trial court’s termination of the father’s rights was clear error.

Department of Human Services re Zoey and Lyric Mays v. Phillips

  • State Courts

CIR filed an amicus brief before the Michigan Supreme Court on behalf of Wali Phillips, a Michigan father whose parental rights were terminated without any finding that he was an unfit parent. We argued that one parent’s rights should never be terminated based solely on the conduct of the other parent.

Updates on this Case

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Michigan Supreme Court restores father's rights

  • Blog, Case Updates

Today the Michigan Supreme Court, in the case In re Mays, agreed with CIR and reversed the termination of a Michigan father’s parental rights.  In the trial court that heard the case initially, the termination of the father’s rights had stemmed from the…