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Federalizing Birth Certificate Procedures
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 ...
Isolating Past Unfitness: The Obstacle of In re Gwynne P. for Incarcerated Parents in Illinois
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2007-05)
This comment examines the termination of parental rights for incarcerated parents in Illinois through a discussion of the Illinois Supreme Court case, In re Gwynne P. The number of incarcerated mothers has dramatically ...
Brave New School: A Constitutional Argument Against State-Mandated Mental Health Assessments in Public Schools
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2005-11)
This comment examines the constitutionality of emotional health assessments in public schools. Despite the Supreme Court's recognition nearly a century ago that parents have a right to control the education of their children, ...