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The Last Dissent of Bridget Mary McCormack
On this week’s episode Bridget Mary McCormack, the recently retired chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, joins us to discuss appellate work and child welfare, and a scathing assessment of the system she was once responsible for overseeing.
Sex Abuse Suits Pouring in As State’s Catholic Leaders Seek Relief from Highest Court
Hundreds of people have filed lawsuits over older sex abuse claims in California with a "lookback" window closing in December
Senate Bill May Require Legal Counsel for Parents, Children in Child Welfare Cases
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved a bill that could provide the first federal requirement of legal counsel to parents and children in child welfare cases, though there appeared to be some discussion of further negotiations on that before a vote of the full Senate.
Comfort the Troubled, and Trouble the Comforted
My law students entered my virtual office dejected. Their teenage client had been accused of assault. As a result, he needed to change foster care placements, again. His mental health needs were not being addressed by the child welfare agency.
Albany Must Give Young New Yorkers A Right to Counsel Before Police Interrogations
Last fall, in a cramped interrogation room, a NYPD detective read a 17-year-old his Miranda rights and asked whether he was willing to answer questions. Sitting next to the boy was his mother.
Kids in Foster Care to Have Own Attorneys Under New Arizona Law
Michigan Draws A Line on Terminating Parental Rights
My client in a Michigan child welfare case had already suffered from Crohn’s Disease, which hampered his ability to hold a job and resulted in frequent hospital visits, when tragedy struck.