Although Troxel v. Granville mandated presumptive consideration of parents' rights in non-parent visitation statutes, states have interpreted Troxel in different ways. Lorfeld cites cases in several states. Some states have ruled non-complying statutes unconstitutional, while other states have ruled such statutes to be constitutional if they are applied with a presumption of unstated parents' rights. Are these courts usurping legislative functions?

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