The 9th Circuit Should Reconsider the Rule on Loss of Relationship Claims

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in contrast to the other federal courts of appeals, holds that family members have a claim under the United States Constitution to loss of relationship with another family member, even where a government official did not intend to interfere with that relationship. This rule results in an unjustified expansion of rights under the Constitution, and should be reversed.

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