Category Archives: News

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Judge Finds Ohio High School Football Players Guilty of Raping Girl, Chicago Tribune STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) – Two high school football players from Ohio were found guilty on Sunday of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party last summer while she was in a drunken stupor in a case that gained national exposure through social […]

Yoga: Relaxing Exercise or Hindu Religious Indoctrination?

Paul Ecke Central Elementary School in Encinitas, California has started teaching yoga classes to its elementary school students. The classes are to be held twice weekly for thirty minutes a session. Some parents are raising religious objections to these classes, fearing that the program will promote Hindu religious beliefs. They are claiming it violates their […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Shake-up Underway at Federal Office of Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Major changes in leadership, structure and funding are underway at the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, changes that are likely to impact the way the office extends assistance to the field. For starters, the office will soon get its first […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Ohio School Shooter Shows Contempt, No Remorse during Sentencing, CNN Lane’s own lawyer told the court he urged his client not to make the type of statement that the attorney expected to be delivered. But no one could have fully foreseen the actions and words of Lane, who entered the courtroom and removed his blue […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juvenile Justice Without a Juvenile Jail, Sheridan Media The jail was closed to juveniles in July 2012 after an increase in the number of adult inmates led Fremont County [Wyoming] to convert the juvenile wing to a women’s facility. In response to the situation, representatives of the Northern Arapahoe tribe have pushed harder than ever […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Push Begins to Reform Juvenile Justice System, The Atlanta Journal Constitution The chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court called for extensive reform to the juvenile justice system, an exhortation that served as a prelude Thursday to the introduction of sweeping legislation meant to improve the state’s treatment of its youngest offenders. Chief Justice Carole […]

Sunday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

New Health Care Act Won’t Cover Autism Therapy, Education Week On Special Education Blog Under the federal law, most health insurance plans will be required to cover 10 so-called “essential health benefits” starting next year, one of which is “mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment.” Autism advocates urged regulators to […]

Saturday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice backs innocence, juvenile justice reforms, Grits for Breakfast Though the Texas Supreme Court only has jurisdiction over civil and juvenile justice cases, Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson spoke out in his State of the Judiciary address yesterday on behalf of criminal-justice reform. Wyoming Law Eliminating Mandatory Juvenile LWOP Won’t Be Retroactive, […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Ex-TEA Chiefs Concede Too Much Testing, Houston Chronicle It was the first time these four men and woman had shared a single stage, at least in recent years. The Texas Tribune billed the event as “Ex-Commissioner Confidential.” Four of the five most recent commissioners of the Texas Education Agency had agreed to appear together for […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Juveniles Executed in Yemen Though Law Forbids It, Digital Journal Yemen is accused of jailing and executing people who were still children when they committed their crimes. Some of the executions are due to lack of birth certificates but others are due to failures in the justice system. A sample case is described in an Al […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Clayton juvenile program becomes model for state reform, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Quantavius Poole was a school brawler, a drug dealer, and he was facing five years in juvenile detention. Now, at 17, he is a sous chef for a caterer. He hopes to enlist in the National Guard so he can pay his way through […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

When Bullying Goes High-Tech, CNN Brandon Turley didn’t have friends in sixth grade. He would often eat alone at lunch, having recently switched to his school without knowing anyone. While browsing MySpace one day, he saw that someone from school had posted a bulletin — a message visible to multiple people — declaring that Turley […]