Professor Linda Silberman’s Article on International Child Abduction-Interpreting the Hague Abduction Convention:

In Search of a Global Jurisprudence, 38 U.C.Dav. L. Rev. 1049 (2005) – was cited in Justice Ginsburg’s concurring opinion in the recent decision Chafin v. Chafin (Feb. 19, 2013).  The Court held unanimously that an appeal from an order of return of the child to Scotland was not moot, notwithstanding that no stay had been issued and the child was now in Scotland.  Both the possibility of a re-return order and a vacatur of the lower court’s expense orders meant that the case was not moot.  Justice Ginsburg, in an opinion joined by Justices Breyer and Scalia, offered suggestions for proposed legislation to limit appeals with respect to return orders.