• Judge Orders Children Returned to Parents Who Did not Take Child with Fever to Emergency Room

    In a story out of Arizona that has received national attention, Judge Timothy J. Ryan ordered the children of a Chandler, Arizona couple returned home more than two months after police broke down their door at 1 a.m. to remove the children simply because the mother did not take one of them to an emergency room to check on a fever. In a turn of events that might be due to the public outrage over this case, Judge Ryan reportedly went against the recommendation of the assistant attorney general representing the Arizona Department of Child Safety who wanted the children to remain in state custody. While the children are all home for now by court order, the State of Arizona still retains custody of the children, and the legal battle continues for the children, even though there are no charges against the parents due to a lack of evidence.

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  • Judge Orders Children Returned to Parents Who Did not Take Child with Fever to Emergency Room

    1-601. Parents' rights protected

    A. The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, health care and mental health of their children is a fundamental right.

  • Judge Orders Children Returned to Parents Who Did not Take Child with Fever to Emergency Room

    You'd think the family having their kids taken away are guilty of a criminal offense; if that is the accusation, they deserve a SPEEDY trial. They are causing great distress to the parents.