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CPS Sanctioned By Texas Judge for "Groundless" Removal of Child

A Texas judge has sanctioned Child Protective Services (CPS) and ordered the agency to pay just under $28,000 in attorney’s fees in relation to the “groundless” 2014 removal of a child from her home without a court order. Harris County Judge John Schmude issued a scathing ...

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