Texas Supreme Court Affirms Ruling Against CPS

The Texas Supreme Court has just affirmed an appeals court ruling that Texas’s Child Protective Services (CPS) illegally seized more than 400 children whose parents belong to a strange religious sect.   CPS cared poorly for the children it seized.  Three children of one couple became ill and had to be hospitalized, while another couple’s 2-year-old daughter apparently suffered from “severe dehydration and malnutrition” after being seized.   As Jacob Sullum noted in Reason, “There was never any evidence that their parents abused them, but there’s plenty that the state did.”  Unwarranted CPS seizures of children are on the rise nationally.  Such seizures often cause children great harm.