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CPS and Juvenile Courts Routinely Ignore Constitutional Law on Parents and Kids

May 21, 2015 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that the Meitivs, the Maryland parents whose fight with Child Protective Services has been so much in the news, intend to sue the agency. Volokh Conspiracy writer and law professor Ilya Somin said that he thought their case would be an easy one to win and I heartily concurred. After all, the law of the land as articulated by the United States Supreme Court clearly says that parents’ decision-making regarding their children may not be interfered with by the state absent a showing of unfitness. Since the Meitivs look to be the best of parents, they should be able to prove liability on the part of CPS easily. That part of the case should be disposed of on a Motion for Summary Judgment.

 

Ohio NPO Volunteers: Get Ready for Battle

May 20, 2015
By Don Hubin, Chair, Executive Committee, National Parents Organization of Ohio

There’s a storm forming on the Ohio horizon. Two pieces of legislation will be introduced soon that directly affect child support. You will need to help us kill the bad parts of these bills. Both will be recycled versions of earlier bills that National Parents Organization helped kill in previous years. We were kindly notified of these bills by the Ohio Child Support Directors Association because they are aware of our record of activism.

 

California Legislative Report

May 20, 2015

The California chapter of National Parents Organization has your back. It has been following activity in the California Legislature relative to family law, and it has developed the following comments and recommendations concerning various bills that could affect you.

 

Utah Shared Parenting Law Goes Into Effect: Big Media Hit

May 20, 2015
By Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Founder and Acting Executive Director, National Parents Organization

On May 6, we reported on a new custody law in Utah that would give most “non-custodial” parents a minimum of 145 days of parenting time — about 40%. That law has now gone into effect. This law was passed because of the hard work and determination of the Utah chapter of National Parents Organization, led by Janet Robins, David Daniels and Dan Deuel.

 

Activism Changes Rules for In-State Tuition at UMass School of Medicine

May 20, 2015
By Ned Holstein, MD, MS, Founder and Acting Executive Director, National Parents Organization

Thanks to the dogged work of National Parents Organization’s Peter Hill, Massachusetts divorced and separated dads have come a little step closer to being considered actual parents. Formerly, if mom moved out of state with Heather, when she graduated college and applied to the UMass School of Medicine, she would not qualify for in-state tuition.


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