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.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
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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