Saturday, September 19, 2015

Top Massachusetts Court Hears Arguments On Whether Religiously-Motivated Corporal Punishment Disqualifies Foster Parents

Last week (Sept. 10), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard oral arguments (video of full arguments) in Magazu v. Department of Children and Families (docket and links to briefs). As summarized by the Court at issue is:
Whether it was proper for the Department of Children and Families to deny the plaintiffs' request to become foster parents on the basis of the parents' religiously motivated use of corporal punishment on their biological children.
Wall of Separation blog discusses the case.