THE THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT APPLIED TO CHILD WELFARE
The thirteenth amendment has been raised infrequently in child welfare situations and has not been applied coherently. In Hutchinson v. Spink, the Seventh Circuit rejected a thirteenth amendment argument in a case involving the death of a foster child.
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
HUTCHINSON BAKER v. SPINK
Linda HUTCHINSON, on behalf of Andrew Michael BAKER and in her own right, Twyla Jane Baker, a minor, Amy Lynn Baker, a minor, Robert Raymond Hutchinson, a minor, and Katie Ann Hutchinson, a minor, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. David SPINK, Karen Spink, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Debbie Donald, Steven Obershaw, Jon Angeli, and Kill Brothers Company, Defendants-Appellees.
Decided: September 23, 1997