Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Blogger Takes on Rhode Island's Version of CPS

That is s my take on Blog battle becomes free speech case:

At DCYF’s request, a Family Court judge ordered the state agency to “advise” the Rev. Anne Grant to stop publishing the blog “as it pertains” to the two children. While the blog used fake names for the girls, DCYF said the blog included the children’s photographs, diary entries and medical information, and the site repeated the sexual abuse claim that a DCYF hearing officer had deemed “unfounded.”

Now, Ms. Grant — who heads the Parenting Project based at the Mathewson Street United Methodist Church in Providence — is asking the state Supreme Court to overrule Family Court Judge John A. Mutter, saying his order violates her constitutional rights to due process and freedom of speech.

And so, the case is emerging into a broader legal battle, which addresses both the right to free speech on the Internet and the privacy rights of children in Family Court....

They have this information in a sidebar:
Interesting intersection of family law and the Internet. I would not be surprised to see more incidents like this.

1 comment:

Legally Kidnapped said...

Wow, I wonder how long it will be before they try to make me shut down my blog.