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The Parent-Child Relationship is an intimate and an expressive close family association protected by the First Amendment at the strictest standard. It is only through this association that parents may educate their children as the Supreme Court says is their parental duty. It is only through this association that the bonds of intimacy may be expressed and shared among close family members.

State courts have a vested financial and reputational interest in failing to see this simple fact that the United States Supreme Court has already declared. It is inevitable that parent-child relationships will receive First Amendment protections in state courts but it will take strong determined parents to force this to happen.

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