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    • Constitutional Constraints on Second Parent Laws 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2014)
      American state parentage laws have traditionally required biological or adoptive ties and no more than two parents for any one child at any one time. Biological ties were demonstrated by giving birth or sperm. Adoptive ...
    • Federalizing Birth Certificate Procedures 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2003)
      A natural father is usually afforded under American law the unique "opportunity... to develop a relationship with his offspring" born to an unwed mother as a result of consensual sexual intercourse. This paternity opportunity ...
    • For Those Not John Edwards: More and Better Paternity Acknowledgments at Birth 

      Parness, Jeffrey A.; Townsend, Zachary (2010)
      When former U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate John Edwards (finally) declared his paternity of Quinn, born of sex to Rielle Hunter, many assumed he could then begin to raise as well as financially support the child ...
    • International Child Relocations from U.S. States 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2017)
      Child caretaking in the United States today frequently is undertaken by adults who do not operate under court orders or private agreements. The adults may, but need not then be, legal parents. There are usually constraints ...
    • Opening the Broom Closet: Recognizing the Religious Rights of Wiccans, Witches, and Other Neo-Pagans 

      Stewart, Bradford S. (Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2011-11)
      Religious freedom is a core component of our nation and one of the most widely known and accepted constitutional guarantees provided by the First Amendment. No prior civilization had adopted a national policy that tolerated ...
    • Parentage Prenups and Midnups 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2015)
      In July 2012, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws recommended for enactment in all American states the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act. Unlike its predecessor, the Act treats ...
    • Third Party Stepparent Childcare 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2016)
      Stepparents with no formal adoptive ties who have developed with their stepchildren “familial bonds” or parental-like relationships should have greater statutory third party childcare standing even though they are not “de ...
    • Troxel Revisited: A New Approach to Third Party Childcare 

      Parness, Jeffrey A. (2015)
      In 2000 in Troxel v. Granville, four United States Supreme Court justices determined that the “liberty interests of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children” generally foreclose states from compelling ...
    • Vol. 4 No. 1, Fall 2012; Beyond the Womb: An Argument for Fundamental Rights in Vaccination Exemption Law 

      Hardt, Samantha (2012-12)
      This Comment analyzes jurisprudence from the areas of abortion law and family autonomy rights, blending principles from both to suggest that a parent's right to decline vaccinations for his/her child should be deemed ...
    • Vol. 6 No. 1, Fall 2014; Protecting the Sanctity of Family: An Argument for the Equitable Parent Doctrine 

      Schmidt, Kelli (2014-12)
      This Comment examines the rights of men who held themselves out as a child’s father or who did not know they were the biological father with a focus on the equitable parent doctrine. Because the equitable parent doctrine ...