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M.L.B. v. S.L.J.
Citation:519 U.S. 102, 117 S.Ct. 555, 136 L.Ed.2d 473 (1996).
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By order of a Mississippi Chancery Court, petitioner M.L.B.’s parental rights to her two minor children were forever terminated. M.L.B. sought to appeal from the termination decree, but Mississippi required that she pay in advance record preparation fees estimated at $2,352.36. Because M.L.B. lacked funds to pay the fees, her appeal was dismissed.
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