We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week’s offerings from various areas of FindLaw’s unique content, including: core legal content, blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what’s new:
- TSA Body Scanners Ruled Constitutional: FindLaw’s Decided dissects the long-awaited decision that TSA body scanners at airports do not run afoul of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches. The D.C. Circuit did, however, find that the Transportation Safety Administration wrongly failed to consider the public’s opinion of the new technology, ordering it to issue a notice of rulemaking, and accept public comments.
- When Teenage ‘Horseplay’ Means Sex Offender Status for Life: Two New Jersey teens who engaged in horseplay are now sex offenders for life, unless they can get their convictions overturned on appeal. FindLaw Blotter looks at how Megan’s Law in New Jersey requires lifelong registration of sex offenders. The two boys were 14 years old at the time of the incident. Both had sat on the faces of two schoolmates, both 12 at the time, with bare buttocks. Does that a sex offender make?
- Botched Circumcision: Family to Get $4.6M Award: A Los Angeles Judge has agreed to approve a $4.6 million settlement reached between former Los Angeleno Melanie Hall and Miltex Inc., the medical device company she feels is responsible for her son’s botched circumcision. Findlaw’s Injured looks at the lawsuit, which alleges that a defective circumcision clamp led her son’s doctor to remove 85% of the tip of his penis as opposed to just the foreskin. He requires surgical and psychiatric care perhaps for the rest of his life.
For anyone considering whether it is alright to leave a child at home alone, there are important safety and legal guidelines to consider before leaving any child unsupervised for any extended period of time. FindLaw’s Learn About the Law breaks down the different laws and jurisdictions in its new
Child Home Alone section.
– Compiled by Adam Ramirez, FindLaw Audience Team