James E. Sutherland argued the cause for appellant. With him on the briefs was R. Stephen McNally.
Lloyd M. Harmon, Jr., argued the cause for appellee. With him on the brief were Jerome A. Barron and Sanford N. Katz. *
The appeal is dismissed for want of a properly presented federal question.
[ Footnote * ] Isabelle Katz Pinzler, Steven R. Shapiro, and John A. Powell filed a brief for the American Civil Liberties Union et al. as amici curiae urging reversal.
Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the Barker Foundation by Erwin N. Griswold, Robert C. Gombar, and Glen D. Nager; for the Child by Christian R. Van Deusen and Ted R. Youmans; and for the National Committee for Adoption by Merrill F. Nelson, C. Harold Brown, and William M. Schur. [488 U.S. 152, 153]