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The cites to the Wyoming Statutes for the corresponding proceedings/issues are listed below. You can find the current state statutes on the Wyoming Legislature's Website.



Wyoming Dependency Docket 2011
Written by Abby McGrath, GAL Program Extern, Spring 2011
Father appealed from the order of the district court of Carbon County terminating his parental rights. The Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court. WDW (Child) was born in May of 1999, while Father was in jail. After Child's birth, Mother filed for divorce from Father. Mother retained custody of Child and Father was ordered to pay child support. Father received no visitation rights .... (for full Docket, click title above)

Wyoming Dependency Docket 2010
Written by Toni Britton, GAL Program Extern, Summer 2010
Father appealed from the District Court of Sweetwater County's order terminating his parental rights. The Wyoming Supreme Court affirmed the district court's decision. Child was taken into custody on November 25, 2006 after testing positive for methamphetamine at birth. Mother shortly thereafter relinquished her rights to Child. DFS prepared a case plan for Father with the permanency goal of family reunification, which required Father .... (for full Docket, click title above)

Wyoming Dependency Docket 2009
Written by Robert Drost and Toni Britton, GAL Program Externs, Summer 2009
Father appealed the District Court of Park County’s denial of his motion to dismiss the State’s Abuse Petition, alleging the State violated the Wyoming Rules of Procedure for Juvenile Courts and the Mother and Father’s rights to due process were violated because the State failed to timely disclose exculpatory evidence to Mother and Father. The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld the district court’s decision.... (for full Docket, click title above)

Wyoming Dependency Docket 2008
Written by Rachel Ryckman, GAL Program Extern, Fall 2008
Mother and Husband (not the putative father) appealed the District Court of Uinta County’s denial of their petition for adoption and the denial of Mother’s petition to terminate Father’s (biological father) parental rights. The Wyoming Supreme Court upheld the district court’s decisions.... (for full Docket, click title above)

Related Federal Caselaw:

The cites to the Wyoming Statutes for the corresponding proceedings/issues are listed below. You can find the current state statutes on the Wyoming Legislature's Website.



Juvenile Justice
In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967).
In re Winship, 387 U.S. 358 (1970).
Smith v. Daily Mail Publishing Co., 443 U.S. 97 (1979).
Standford v. Kentucky, 492 U.S. 361 (1989).
Atwater v. City of Lago Vista, 532 U.S. 318 (2001).
Yarborough v. Alvarado, 541 U.S. 652 (2004).
Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551 (2005).
Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA)
Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District, 509 U.S. 1 (1993).
Florence County School District Four v. Carter, 510 U.S. 7 (1993).
Cedar Rapids Comm. Sch. Dist. v. Garret F. and Charlene F., 526 U.S. 66 (1999).
Schaffer v. Weast, 546 U.S. 49 (2005).
Winkelman v. Parma City School District, 550 U.S. 516 (2007).
New York City Board of Education v. Tom F., 552 U.S. (2007).
Child Testimony
Maryland v. Craig, 497 U.S. 836 (1990).
Parental Rights
Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57 (2000).
Right to Sue/Juvenile Civil Rights
DeShaney v. Wennebago County, 489 U.S. 189 (1989).
Suter v. Artist M., 503 U.S. 347 (1992).