Saturday, October 17, 2009

Victory for Tennessee children

A federal judge has refused to block a law that ever so slightly balances the scales of justice in that state's juvenile courts.

As is discussed in previous posts to this blog, the law imposes a small counter-incentive to begin to balance the huge incentives toward needless removal of children in that state. In so doing, the judge has supported children's rights to be free from unreasonable search and seizure and children's rights to be free from the enormous psychic trauma – and risk of physical and sexual abuse – that comes with needlessly being thrown into foster care. But these are rights that the group that so arrogantly calls itself Children's Rights not only won't protect, but sought to undermine in Tennessee. It was that group which sought to block the new law – and they're threatening to keep trying to stop it.