The U.S. Supreme Court begins its new Term today with a Hague Child Abduction case on the docket, set for argument on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Chafin v. Chafin(#11-1347) will address a Circuit-split question regarding whether the return of a child to the habitual residence moots an appeal  in the case.  Here is the link to the question presented on the Supreme Court website, and here’s a link the the ABA Supreme Court Preview coverage of the case.