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    Teen pregnancy & teen parent FAQs

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    One of our most popular questions on AsktheJudge concerns the legal rights and laws for pregnant teenagers and teen moms and dads. So we’re going to take this opportunity to highlight some of our frequently asked questions about this sensitive and important topic. Does being …

    What is a “free-range” kid?

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    Did you know there are laws setting age limits for children being left alone in public? This applies to teen parents as well as adults. The purpose of the laws is to keep children safe from harm. Children left in cars for extended periods, or …

    What is a grand jury and its function?

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    You have undoubtedly heard about the police shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York. Both men were unarmed and both deaths were investigated and presented to a grand jury for possible charges against the police officers involved. In both …

    Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

    Candlelight Vigil

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 marks the second anniversary of the Newtown disaster in Connecticut. You may recall that a lone gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School and proceeded to shoot and kill six adults and 20 six and seven year old …

    Can the police search your phone without a warrant?

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    The short answer to this question of whether the police can search your cell phone without a warrant is no, they cannot. However, like all constitutional rights, there are exceptions to this general rule. In July of 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided two …

    National Bullying Prevention Month

    Hayley Reardon

    The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although this month is coming to an end, we must continue the efforts on a national level to stand up to bullying. In recent years there have been a number of tragic cases involving young teens …

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