Posts Tagged ‘Legal’

The Next Troxel Case? We’re Weighing In!

A parental rights case that bears a striking resemblance to Troxel is going before the Texas Supreme Court, and could be on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court—and the Parental Rights Foundation is weighing in! The last time parental rights came before the U.S. Supreme Court was in Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57…

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The “Dead Zone” After Election Day

Yesterday was Election Day in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia, and New Jersey. So, this morning our news here in Northern Virginia is all about what happened and what we can expect come January, even while around us we seem to be entering a political “dead zone.” Don’t get me wrong. It’s a welcome “dead zone,” when phones…

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“America’s Hidden Foster Care System” in Review

Josh Gupta-Kagan, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, recently released an article on “America’s Hidden Foster Care System.” The article has been peer-reviewed and is being prepared for an upcoming edition of the Stanford Law Review. In his eye-opening 66-page work, the author calls attention to an often overlooked…

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Good News from ALEC

What better way to introduce important parental rights reforms than to propose them to all 50 states at once? This opportunity may sound unbelievable, but the Parental Rights Foundation has the chance to do exactly that. The Parental Rights Foundation (PRF) is a member of the nonpartisan American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). As the “laboratories…

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What Is the Biggest Threat to Parental Rights?

I’ve been fighting for parental rights for over ten years, and you might be amazed to hear what I’ve come to believe is the biggest threat to parental rights. Because the biggest threat to the legal rights of families in America today isn’t that more than 2,000 children are removed from their families every three…

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Life or Death: Yet Another Charlie Gard?

The hospitals of Britain are at it again. The “medical experts” have deduced that somehow death is actually in the best interests of Tafida Raqeeb, just as they decided for Alfie Evans in 2016 and Charlie Gard in 2017. That’s like a car salesman telling you to just walk. Everywhere. It’s like a kindergarten teacher…

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Call for Family Attorneys in Massachusetts

Dear Parental Rights Champion in Massachusetts, We often receive requests from families who need legal representation to keep their families together, but the Parental Rights Foundation does not have those resources available. However, one of our allies, the Massachusetts Family Institute, is working on building just such a network in your state. While MFI’s allies…

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The State “Assigns Legal Parentage”?

James Dwyer, a respected law professor at the prestigious College of William and Mary, has written another book. According to this summary, Dwyer believes the state “assigns legal parentage”–in other words, children belong to the state, and the state allows parents to parent. Thus the state should evaluate parents at their children’s birth and decide…

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Ninth Circuit Court Gets It Right

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week ruled in Demaree v. Pederson that there is no “qualified immunity” for investigators who remove children from a home without a warrant or exigent threat of serious physical harm to the child.This is a welcome decision from a court that had not always been…

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The State of Parental Rights in America 2015

Please see the newest State of Parental Rights in America report. Last January’s “The State of Parental Rights in America” was so well received – and so helpful for informing parents and policy-makers about the growing parental rights issue – that we decided to make it an annual report. Sadly, not a lot has changed…

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