From our private database of 35,600+ case briefs...
In re Nicole G.
Rhode Island Supreme Court
577 A.2d 248 (1990)
In two cases, the family court found that homelessness was the primary obstacle preventing foster children from reuniting with their families. In both cases, the court ordered the state’s Department for Children and Their Families (department) (defendant) to provide financial support to help the families get housing and reunite. The department petitioned the Rhode Island Supreme Court for review of the orders. The department argued that it was not a housing agency and that forcing it to pay for families’ housing costs would divert money from its primary mission of helping families reunite. The supreme court agreed to review the issue.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Fay, C.J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 619,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 619,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,600 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.