Justina Goes Home!

  COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS JUVENILE COURT DEPARTMENT SUFFOLK, SS. BOSTON DIVISION DOCKET NO.: 13CP0034BO IN RE: CARE AND PROTECTION OF JUSTINA PELLETIER ORDER ON PETITIONS FOR REVIEW AND REDETERMINATION In consideration of the evidence presented in the assented-to petitions for review and redetermination, this court finds: 1. Following the disposition order of March 25, 2014, […]

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The Harvard Web of Empire: Part II

It seems that the game of political hot potato that’s been played with a young girl’s life hanging in the balance may finally be coming to an end. The Boston Globe reported yesterday that the state “has filed a motion in court that would allow Justina Pelletier, the Connecticut teenager in a long-running custody dispute, […]

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‘Dr. Phil’ McGraw Testifies in Congress on Psychotropic Drugs in Foster Care

The popular television host known by millions as “Dr. Phil” testified last Thursday before the Committee on Ways and Means. During his testimony, Dr. Phil McGraw told the committee that these drugs are too often misused as “chemical straight jackets,” in what he desribed as “a haphazard attempt to simply control and suppress undesirable behavior, […]

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