Gates v. Texas Department of Regulatory and Protective Services, et al. (5th Cir. 2008)
Source: Findlaw, Gates v. Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services(No 06-20763); http://www.caselaw.findlaw.com/us-5th-circuit/1117189.html/
The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans spoke firmly in the Gates case in which twelve children were “removed” from their loving and effective adoptive parents, Gary and Melissa Gates in Fort Bend County, Texas (SugarLand, Texas area). This case declared that the law was now well-settled (2008) that police and social workers for child “protective” services could no longer “remove” children from parents without exigent circumstances, without a warrant issued on probable cause, without voluntary consent, and without a court order from a court with proper “jurisdiction.” Police officers and social workers were warned that they would not receive “immunity” for their misconduct and law-breaking the next time.
I love that this decision was decided on my birthday (how appropriate). Coincidentally, defendant Sandra Russell Rosinski was involved in my son’s case as did a Carrillo try to intervene and profit named Regina Carrillo, and I note that there is a defendant, Carl Carrillo in this case. Interesting.