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IN THE MATTER OF DEBORAH, SAMANTHA, HEATHER and ROSINA NASH, minors, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, Petitioner-Appellee,
vs.
CHERI NASH, Respondent-Appellant


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Issues:
Drugs, due process, policy and procedure, parental rights.
 
Case Summary:
A mother appeals a lower court's decision to terminate her parental rights for her four children. State officials moved to terminate the mother's parental rights based on her drug abuse and neglect. State officials noted the mother abused drugs while pregnant with one of the children. The mother challenged the state's effort to terminate her parental rights.
 
Decision of lower jurisdiction:
The Wayne County Probate Court ruled in favor of the state's effort and terminated the mother's parental rights. The court ruled there was sufficient evidence to support the state's charge of neglect. Claiming the court violated her right to due process, the mother now appeals.
 
Outcome:
The mother loses. The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling of the lower jurisdiction. The appeals court ruled the lower jurisdiction did not violate the mother's right to due process. The court remanded the case for additional action.