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Feb 02, 2011 Shaken-Baby Syndrome Faces New Questions in Court

QUOTE: “No one wants child abuse,” says Keith Findley, a lawyer for the Wisconsin Innocence Project. “But we should not be prosecuting and convicting people in shaken-baby cases right now, based on the triad of symptoms, without other evidence of abuse. If the medical community can’t agree about all the conflicting data and research, how is a jury supposed to reach a conclusion that’s beyond a reasonable doubt?”

New York Times
Sep 01, 2009 Italy's end to employment discrimination has women crying foul

QUOTE: a public outcry arose when the Italian parliament recently ratified a new law ending discrimination in the retirement age between men and women – much of it from women's rights groups and labor unions.

Christian Science Monitor
Aug 30, 2009 Invisible Immigrants, Old and Left With ‘Nobody to Talk To’

QUOTE: experts say that America’s ethnic elderly are among the most isolated people in America.

New York Times
Aug 18, 2009 Family Code Gets Nudge, but Women Seek a Push (Tangier Journal)

QUOTE: Despite an important reform of Morocco’s family code in 2004, pressed upon a reluctant Parliament by the young king, Muhammad VI, sex outside marriage is not recognized in Morocco, any more than homosexuality is.

New York Times
Jul 20, 2009 Postpartum Depression: Do All Moms Need Screening?

QUOTE: Does PPD [Postpartum Depression] screening identify cases of real depression or simply contribute to the potentially dangerous medicalization of motherhood?

Time Magazine
Jul 15, 2009 Who does the law favor in Jackson children custody case?

QUOTE: states increasingly are recognizing a child's primary caregiver as a legitimate challenger to parental rights.

Christian Science Monitor
Jul 12, 2009 Africa's bitter cycle of child slavery

QUOTE: For generations, Ghana and other West African nations have served as a hub for child trafficking and slavery. An estimated 200,000 children in West and Central Africa perform unpaid labor.

Los Angeles Times
Jul 01, 2009 Tempting Targets: How Can We Protect Against Elder Abuse During a Down Economy?

QUOTE: The numbers show a spike in elder abuse nationwide, and experts say it’s driven by the economic stress of gutted investments, lost jobs, slashed salaries and foreclosed homes.

Jun 25, 2009 Family Caregiving on Contract (The New Old Age: Caring and Coping)

QUOTE: Elder lawyers have been discussing care contracts [where a family member is paid to care for the elderly relative] or caregiver agreements for years, but interest has picked up since 2006, when Medicaid eligibility requirements tightened.

New York Times
Jun 20, 2008 Don’t Tell When Hiring (The Ethicist)

QUOTE: [1] I am a supervisor at a large corporation...Would it be appropriate to tell this applicant that I am gay? [2] My brother and I, who live in the U.S...have been asked to pay more. Is that fair?

New York Times
Jun 08, 2008 As Teenagers Leave Group Homes, a Challenge Placing Those Who Remain

QUOTE: Some child-welfare experts are worried they may soon be unable to recruit enough qualified foster parents, while others say the city has moved too slowly in putting support systems in place to help these older children flourish in private homes.

New York Times
May 16, 2008 Study: Big gaps in foster vs. traditional homes

QUOTE: Children in foster care live in poorer, more crowded and less educated homes than kids in other families, often taking them from one disadvantaged environment into another, new research shows.

Nov 19, 2007 Study Finds Higher Costs for Caregivers of Elderly

QUOTE: The survey was conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving, a research and policy organization, and Evercare, a division of the UnitedHealth Group, which coordinates long-term care for 150,000 clients. The report urges government assistance for family caregivers, whether through tax deductions, tax credits or other stipends.

New York Times
Feb 04, 2007 Too Hairy To Teach? (The Ethicist)

QUOTE: While the principal behaved legally, she acted unethically and unprofessionally by basing a hiring decision on your husband's facial foliage (if that is actually what she did)....This system is odd and unnecessary -- a single rate that factors in sleeping and waking time would achieve similar results -- but it is not unjust.

May 11, 2005 Lady's Choice

QUOTE: ...I asked that nobody come without calling, so I could tidy up. Now the relatives are saying they won't come at all, since I am requiring an "appointment."

Washington Post
Oct 23, 2003 In Florida Right-to-Die Case, Legislation Puts the Constitution at Issue

QUOTE: ...courts decide particular cases, and legislatures enact general laws. When either branch of the government strays from its role in the constitutional structure, its actions can violate the separation of powers doctrine.

New York Times
May 27, 2003 State workers' right to family leave upheld

QUOTE: The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that the Family and Medical Leave Act guaranteed state government workers the same rights as private employees...