Restraining Orders, Enforcement Optional


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Cesiumsponge
June 29, 2005, 04:19 PM
Heard this being discussed on the radio for a few hours earlier today. Thought I'd bring the topic up here and see what people think

In a case closely monitored by groups supporting victims of domestic violence, the nation's highest court ruled Monday that domestic restraining orders do not trigger a constitutional right to government protection against harm from private individuals.
The 7-to-2 decision comes in the case of a Colorado woman whose three daughters were murdered by her estranged husband after he allegedly violated a restraining order and abducted the girls.

... the police have wide discretion in what to do and "a benefit is not a protected entitlement if officials have discretion to grant or to deny it."
Articles here:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0628/p25s01-usju.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/27/politics/27cnd-scot.html

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Vernal45
June 29, 2005, 04:25 PM
Restraining orders = Emergency toilet paper

Car Knocker
June 29, 2005, 10:30 PM
Already been discussed:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=144707

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