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Civil Practice: 42 U.S.C. §1983-State Court Custody Action-Younger Abstention Doctrine

Plaintiff appealed the dismissal of her §1983 action alleging violations of her constitutional rights in a pending state court custody action. Where the Younger abstention doctrine was applicable to preclude consideration of plaintiff’s federal constitutional claims arising from a pending state court action, the district court correctly dismissed plaintiff’s complaint. Judgment is affirmed. Lewis v. Seventh Circuit Court ...