B.L.J. v. Polk County DSS

In B.L.J. v. Polk County DSS, 163 Wis. 2d 90, 470 N.W.2d 914 (1991) the supreme court held that since 48.427 requires the trial court to exercise discretion after grounds are established to terminate a person's parental rights, including the option of dismissing the petition if the trial court determines that it is not in the best interest of the child to proceed, the procedure for termination proceedings did not violate due process and equal protection rights. See id. at 103-06 & 115.