Author Archives: Rachael Thompson

About Rachael Thompson

Rachael is a second-year law student at the University of Houston Law Center. She received her BA from Penn State and her MA from Duquesne University. She worked as an editor at Whitaker House and as the Assistant Director of Continuing Education at John Carroll University before taking time off to raise two boys.

Fighting for Children’s Lives

Two recent stories in the news offer views on parents’ fights to save the lives of children through medical intervention and technology. One shows the now-hopeless struggle of parents to get their child experimental treatment. The other demonstrates how a mother is providing hope for parents desperately needing care for their newborns. Most people are familiar […]

Weekly Roundup

Wisconsin Federal Court Finds Conditions at Juvenile Facilities Unconstitutional Last week, a Wisconsin Federal Court found the conditions of confinement at two juvenile youth facilities in Wisconsin, Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools, to be unconstitutional. These facilities used punitive solitary confinement, pepper spray, and restraints on incarcerated youth. Western District Judge Peterson found these […]