Now in Legal Rebels:
Posted Aug 06, 2010 06:47 pm CDT
A New Jersey couple who gave their three small children Nazi-inspired names should not regain custody of them, a state appeals court has held.
The appeals court decision, reported Thursday by the Associated Press, reversed an earlier ruling by a family court judge who held there was insufficient evidence the parents had abused or neglected the kids.
The three-judge panel, citing the parents’ own disabilities and the risk of serious injury to the children, sent the case back to family court for further monitoring.
The state removed Heath and Deborah Campbell’s three children from their home last year after a supermarket refused to decorate a birthday cake for their son, Adolf Hitler Campbell. He and his two sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, have been in foster care ever since.
Heath Campbell told the AP last year that state officials were relying on unproven accusations made by a neighbor and an ex-wife.