No. 10-15248.

657 F.3d 902 (2011)

E.T.; K.R.; C.B.; G.S.; Frank Dougherty, on Behalf of E.T., K.R., C.B. and G.S., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Tani CANTIL-SAKAUYE, Chair of the Judicial Council of California, in her official capacity; William C. Vickrey, Administrative Director of the Administrative Office of the Court of the Judicial Council, in his official capacity; Steven W. White, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of the County of Sacramento, in his official capacity, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed September 13, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edward Howard (argued), Children's Advocacy Institute, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA; Peter E. Perkowski , Winston & Strawn, LLP, San Francisco, CA, for the plaintiffs-appellants.

Robert A. Naeve , Jones Day, Irvine, CA, for the defendants-appellees.

Before: SIDNEY R. THOMAS and JOHNNIE B. RAWLINSON, Circuit Judges, and CORMAC J. CARNEY, District Judge.



Plaintiff foster children appeal the dismissal of their class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, in which they allege that the caseloads of the Sacramento County Dependency Court and court-appointed attorneys are so excessive as to violate federal and state constitutional and statutory provisions. The district court abstained from adjudicating Plaintiffs' claims. Based on O'Shea v. Littleton, 414 U.S. 488...


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