Brooklyn Law School held what looks like an amazing symposium on reforming child protection law. The TOC of the law review issue that came out of it is below. You can access the full issue for free here. Symposium: Reforming Child Protection Law: A Public Health ApproachIntroduction by Introduction by Marsha Garrison, J.D. and Cynthia […]
I’ve been behind on posting the news, but what a news week it has been: News #1. Judge Antonio Marin allows a three-person adoption: two moms and a dad. DO NOT read the comments unless you want your eyes to roll out of your head. News #2. Judge Michael Hanzman writes a very long order […]
Abstract This Article analyzes how the U.S. prison and foster care systems work together to punish black mothers in the service of preserving race, gender, and class inequality in a neoliberal age. The intersection of these systems is only one example of many forms of overpolicing that overlap and converge in the lives of poor women of color. […]
I’m about a year behind on law reviews, but here are some recent articles of interest. I’ll get to my backlog later. Sedating Forgotten Children: How Unnecessary Psychotropic Medication Endangers Foster Children’s Rights and Health Matthew M. Cummings 32 B.C. J.L. & Soc. Just. 357 Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice Spring, 2012 […]
Robin Rosenberg and Sarah Campbell are proposing the use of next friends to assert a child’s request for an attorney in dependency proceedings. The next friend would then have standing to appeal a denial of the order to appoint counsel. Has anyone tried this?
I was prepared to eye-roll, but this ACYF memo is the most comprehensive government document on psych meds I have seen yet. Until all drugs are properly studied in the populations for which they are being used, the lack of specific evidence-based recommendations reinforces the need for close supervision and monitoring for patients receiving psychotropic […]
If you have not seen the Juvenile-In-Justice blog yet, you should. Stark pictures of a system that is not living up to anyone’s expectations. From wired.com: The resulting photo-survey, Juvenile-In-Justice, documents 350 facilities in over 30 states. It’s more than a peek into unseen worlds — it is a call to action and care. “I grew up in […]
A few months ago, the Florida Legal Needs of Children Committee put on a panel to discuss ethical issues in the representation of children. The video is here. I haven’t had a chance to review it fully yet, because it is LONG.
Richard Pierce argues that Social Security Administration ALJs are not only irrationally leaking money from the public’s pocketbook, but are also blatantly unconstitutional under the appointments clause. See, What Should We Do About Administrative Law Judge Disability Decisionmaking? (SSRN).