Children and the Law Posts

Children as Bargaining Chips

This Article focuses on the question of how the law should distinguish between the state’s exercise of its custodial powers for permissible grounds, such as to protect the child, and its exercise of custodial powers for impermissible grounds, such as to induce the parent to give up another right.

The Constitutional Limits on Custodial and Support Parentage by Consent

This article is the first to review comprehensively the constitutional issues arising from the new state laws on parentage by consent, including residency/hold out parentage; spousal parentage; de facto parentage; voluntary acknowledgment parentage; and assisted reproduction parentage.

Actions Taken at the 2021 Annual Meeting (May Session)

The first segment of this year’s virtual Annual Meeting adjourned last week. Below is a summary of the actions taken on May 17 and 18. All approvals by the membership at the Annual Meeting are subject to the discussion at the Meeting and the usual editorial prerogative.

Visionaries Profiles The Support Center for Child Advocates

The Support Center for Child Advocates, led by Executive Director Frank P. Cervone, was recently profiled by Visionaries, documentary series. The Support Center’s mission is to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.

Children and the Law: Protecting the Vulnerable in a Time of Crisis

In this episode of Reasonably Speaking, juvenile justice scholar and Chief Reporter of the Restatement of the Law, Children and the Law, Elizabeth Scott guides our Children and the Law-exclusive panel through a series of discussions centering on child advocacy and juvenile law during a pandemic.

October 2020 Council Meeting Updates

At its meetings on October 13 and October 22-23, 2020, the Council reviewed and discussed Council Drafts of seven projects and approved drafts and portions of drafts.