The US Supreme Court decided its second case under the Hague Child Abduction Convention on February 19, with its ruling in Chafin v. Chafin 568 U.S. ___, 133 S.Ct. 1017 (2013). The case resolved a split among the circuits of the federal Court of Appeals, but the Court had an easy time deciding the central issue, ruling unanimously that the return of a child under the Convention does not moot an appeal of the trial court’s return order, as long as there is something at stake for the party seeking to appeal. The slip opinion from the Supreme Court is here; coverage in the SCOTUS blog ishere; and coverage on is here.