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Published October 18, 2013, 06:26 PM

Update on Fargo Mother who still sits in the Cass County jail on civil contempt charges

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - We have been flooded with e-mails from viewers who want to help or know more about the Fargo Mother who still sits in the Cass County jail on a civil contempt charge.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - We have been flooded with e-mails from viewers who want to help or know more about the Fargo Mother who still sits in the Cass County jail on a civil contempt charge.

32-year old Katina Tengesdal refuses to allow her parents to have visitation with her 7-year old daughter.

Judge Doug Herman ordered her to jail and after an off the record hearing in his chambers, Thursday, Katina remains in jail.

Sherry and Ron Palmer of Texas contacted us about Katina's case.

They have written a book called: "Not in the Child's Best Interest."

The Palmers say Katina's constitutional rights are being violated and they advise her to take her case to an appellate court immediately.

The authors say there is case law in both North Dakota and U-S Supreme Courts that prohibit judges from issuing rulings like those impacting Katina, who refuses to allow unsupervised visits.

Ron Palmer/Fix Family Courts – Author: “I am saying it is without doubt that she has the constitutional right to do this, the US Supreme Court made it clear that in a grandparent’s rights that the state may not replace the decision of a fit parent as to regards who that child gets to association with. “

Katina Tengesdal appeared in court Thursday, handcuffed and wearing leg restraints.

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