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Mental Disorders in Children

According to a recent survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1 in 5 children suffer from some sort of mental disorder, including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD).  While discussions regarding mental disorders in adults have been a topic of conversation as of late, mental disabilities in […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Judge Strikes Down Louisiana Law Allowing Kids to Own Guns, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange A Louisiana juvenile court judge rankled the state’s pro-gun activists last week when she struck down portions of a state law allowing minors to carry firearms. East Baton Rouge Juvenile Court Judge Pamela Taylor Johnson ruled that a law allowing concealed […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

District Not Liable in Student Bullying, Appeals Court Rules, The School Law Blog – Education Week A Pennsylvania school district cannot be held liable for the bullying of a high school student by one of her peers, despite the fact that school officials re-admitted the perpetrator after she had been found delinquent and then continued […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Justice Scalia Foresees DNA Sampling of Students, The School Law Blog – Education Week U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia warned in a dissent on Monday that the upholding of police taking the DNA of criminal suspects may one day lead to the universal collection of such samples in non-criminal contexts, including from children entering […]

Tuesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Japan’s Child Kidnapping Problem, The Daily Beast Japan has a child-kidnapping problem. It’s not strangers snatching the kids on the playground or at the bus-stop; the problem is that when a Japanese national divorces a foreigner overseas, he or she can abduct their children, bring them back to Japan and the law ensures that the […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Los Angeles School Board Cracks Down on Suspensions for Minor Infractions, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Amid a deepening debate over appropriate school discipline, board members of the nation’s second largest school district — Los Angeles Unified — took bold steps this week sure to be noticed nationally. They voted to prohibit out-of-school suspensions of students […]