Prof. Josh Gupta-Kagan to be published in NYU Review of Law & Social Change

Prof. Josh Gupta-Kagan’s article, “The Strange Life of Stanley v. Illinois,” was accepted in the  N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change (forthcoming 2017). Throughout the article, Gupta-Kagan describes the growth of parent representation through an analysis of Stanley v. Illinois — the foundational Supreme Court case which established parental fitness as the constitutional lynchpin of any child protection case — including its litigation, how family courts applied it (or not) in the years following the Supreme Court’s decision, and a recent resurgence of Stanley’s fitness focus. Stanley’s trial court litigation illustrates the importance of vigorous parental representation, and an effort by the family court to prevent Stanley from obtaining an attorney.