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Soldier's international custody battle over daughter reaches US Supreme Court

Published December 06, 2012

  • A U.S. army soldier's fight to overturn a ruling that sent his young daughter to live with her mother in Scotland reached the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Fox4KC reports the court heard arguments in the case of Sgt. Jeffrey Chafin, who is arguing he has the legal right to appeal a federal judge's decision in an international custody battle between him and his estranged wife Lynne Chafin over their 5-year-old daughter Eris.
Last year the judge ruled international law dictated Lynne Chafin could return with Eris to her native Scotland, saying Scotland was the "habitual residence" of the child. She was awarded full custody.

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