March 26, 2015
In re N. S. A. McCARTHY, Minor
COA: 318855. Oakland CC Family Division: 07-739244-NA.
Robert P. Young, Jr., Chief Justice. Stephen J. Markman, Mary Beth Kelly, Brian K. Zahra, Bridget M. McCormack, David F. Viviano, Richard H. Bernstein, Justices.
On order of the Court, the application for leave to appeal the January 15, 2015 judgment of the Court of Appeals is considered. We direct the Clerk to schedule oral argument, for the morning session on May 5, 2015, on whether to grant the application or take other action. MCR 7.302(H)(1). The parties and the lawyer-guardian
ad litem (LGAL) shall file briefs no later than April 17, 2015, addressing whether termination of parental rights was in the best interests of the child. In particular, the parties and the LGAL shall address the effect given to the child's age, her expressed desire for her mother to retain parental rights, and the LGAL's concurrence that parental rights should not be terminated. See MCL 722.23(i). The parties should not submit mere restatements of their application papers.