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Shaken family

Law | Josh Burns is one in a long line of parents jailed over shaken baby syndrome, an abuse diagnosis facing new scrutiny
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 4/17/15, 01:00 am

HOWELL, Mich.—In a Michigan probate courtroom on March 19, three or four dozen spectators watched attorney Betsy Geyer Sedore hold up enlarged photos of a fair-skinned, dark-eyed baby girl named Naomi Burns.

A few feet away sat the baby’s father, Josh Burns, a bulky, bearded man wearing a yellow striped tie and showing little emotion.

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Lady Justice's new blindfold

Law
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 4/07/15, 10:59 am

Two unrelated news stories have been in the headlines in recent weeks. In one, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, surprised by the reaction to a law he signed to protect the citizenry from government infringement on their exercise of faith, bowed to pressure and had the state legislature “fix” the law. In the other, a Colorado woman tricked a pregnant woman into her house through a Craigslist ad, sliced a 7-month-old unborn baby from the woman’s body, and brought the dead baby to a hospital, claiming it as her own.

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Chris Cuomo: 'Our rights do not come from God'

Law
by Cal Thomas
Posted 2/19/15, 01:33 pm

“… the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” —John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1961

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