As the Supreme Court begins its new term this week, their docket includes a Hague Child Abduction case for the first time.  The case is Abbott v. Abbott, 542 F.3d 1081 (5th Cir. 2008).

Here’s the Court’s description of the question presented
The Hague Convention on International Child Abduction requires  a country to return a child who has been “wrongfully removed” from his country of habitual residence.  Hague Convention art.12.  A “wrongful removal” is one that occurs “in breach of rights of custody.” Id. art. 3.  The question presented is:
Whether a ne exeat clause (that is, a clause that prohibits one parent from removing a child from the country without the other parent’s consent) confers a “right of custody” within the meaning of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.

The case has docket number 08-645; other information is included on the Court’s docket sheet.  No date is given yet for oral arguments.