Reliable Answers - News and Commentary

Legal and Legislative News

Find news items covering legal cases, legislative news of interest and/or concern to families. Check back often for news and action items of interest to patriots, freedom fighters, gun rights proponents, and constitutional purists. Stay informed, be a part of the solution.

      
 Title   Date   Author   Host 

indystar.com

by Kristine Guerra

May 5, 2016

Under state law, a person who fails to report suspected child abuse can be charged with a crime, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. But can that person also be sued for it?...

A Shelbyville doctor accused of not reporting suspected abuse of a child, who was later found dead, argues that, based on legal precedent in Indiana, he is immune to a civil lawsuit. A Marion County judge must soon decide whether that is the case.

fairfaxtimes.com

by Angela Woolsey

April 12, 2016

When someone calls the Fairfax County Child Protective Services' hotline for reporting abuse or neglect, a social worker is on hand to screen the report and determine whether or not it's valid.

Fairfax County (and every other jurisdiction in the state of Virginia) uses four criteria to determine whether a report warrants assignment to a CPS specialist: 1. The incident must have taken place in Virginia...

commonwealthmagazine.org

by Edward M. Murphy

April 11, 2016

THE MASSACHUSETTS ORGANIZATION responsible for running the state's child welfare system has had four different names over a period of 40 years, which is not a sign of success.

Each change was prompted by widespread concern with the way the agency did its work. Extensive media coverage of terrible incidents involving vulnerable children despoiled the organization's reputation to the point where a name change seemed a necessary part of any rehabilitation.

norwichbulletin.com

by Kristen Wyatt

April 11, 2016

A new Colorado law allowing medical marijuana use at public schools is getting a second look Monday in a House committee. The current law allows students who need medical marijuana to use edible pot at public schools.

Medical marijuana has been legal in some states for two decades. But school districts and lawmakers nationwide are only now starting to grapple with thorny issues about student use of a drug still illegal under federal law. Colorado is one of three states where medical marijuana is legal that has any rules for use in schools, according to the pro-legalization Marijuana Policy Project.

kxan.com

by Phil Prazan

April 10, 2016

One week ago Haruka Weiser disappeared. The 18-year-old Fine Arts major at UT never made it back to her dorm after leaving from class. Police found her body Tuesday morning on campus along Waller Creek.

Thursday officers arrested her accused killer,17-year-old Meechaiel Criner. We do not know when he'll be appearing in court as there are no pre-trial hearings on the calendar. We have learned his defense attorney is Ariel Payan. He's represented two high profile capital murder suspects in the past - Mark Norwood and Brandon Daniel. Payan couldn't tell us much this weekend when we talked to him. He said he has not met with Criner enough to release a statement. But we have heard from Criner's grandmother and his sister.

al.com

by Crystal Bonvillian

April 2, 2016

A Lawrence County man whose murder case in 2012 helped end automatic life sentences for juvenile offenders across the country will be re-sentenced this summer for the killing that put him in prison at 14 years old.

Lawrence County Circuit Judge Mark Craig on Wednesday set a June 29 sentencing hearing for Evan Miller, now 27, who was convicted of capital murder in the 2003 killing of his neighbor, Cole Cannon.

alaskapublic.org

by Anne Hillman

April 1, 2016

The state House passed a foster care improvement bill Friday afternoon. Under the new legislation, the state would put a stronger focus on finding foster kids permanent homes and prioritize placing them with relatives when possible.

One provision of the bill requires the court system to that Office of Children's Services workers do their best to find long-term homes for children. The goal is to get the kids a permanent placement within one to two years of entering foster care. At the moment, more than 700 children in Alaska are looking for permanent homes-a much higher number than in other states.

wsj.com

by Jacob Bunge

March 31, 2016

Environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Thursday, challenging the agency's authority to approve genetically modified animals used for food.

politichicks.com

by Ann-Marie Murrell

March 31, 2016

FBI reports a hospice owner in Frisco, Texas directed nurses to overdose patients to make them die quicker.

An FBI agent is reporting that Brad Harris, owner of Novus Health Care Services Inc. in Frisco, Texas "regularly directed nurses to overdose hospice patients with drugs such as morphine to speed up their deaths and maximize profits." According to the agent's affidavit, text messages were sent to nurses saying, "You need to make this patient go bye-bye."

latimes.com

by Hailey Branson-Potts and Joseph Serna

March 31, 2016

The California Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a Santa Clarita foster family to return a girl to them after she was relocated to live with extended Native American relatives in Utah.

The court rejected attorney Lori Alvino-McGill's request without comment Wednesday, leaving her and her clients, Rusty and Summer Page and their children, with only one final avenue left to try: the U.S. Supreme Court.

      






[webGfx] - learn and discuss graphic design for the web

Take me to the top

Reliable Answers.com does not endorse any Google advertisers, these ads are managed by Google. They are here to pay for hosting expenses. If you notice an inappropriate ad, please contact Shawn with the domain of the offensive advertiser.


Take me to the top

Your Ad Here?

Contact our Marketing department for information about advertising on this domain.


Take me to the top

We invite you
to visit:

Professional Web Hosting and Design Services: 12 Point Design Local Homeschool provides the most up-to-date support group listings in a geographical and searchable index Budget Homeschool Kidjacked -- To seize control of a child, by use of force SaferPC dispels security misunderstandings and provides you with a solid understanding of viruses and computer security Reliable Answers - developer information, current news, human interest and legislative news Twain Harte Photo Gallery - Twain Harte, CA - The closest you can get to Heaven on Earth Cranial Laser & Neurolymphatic Release Techniques (CLNRT) - Experience dramatic pain reduction At Summit Chiropractic our mission is to improve your quality of life - We know that health is much more than just not feeling pain Visit UniveralPreschool.com to learn about your preschool options. Dave's Quick Search Deskbar
Reliable Answers.com/law/news.asp AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Google