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Idaho court backs parental rights

A district court went too far when it imposed a no-contact order on an offender that banned him from contacting any minor, including his own two young children, the Idaho Court of Appeals has ruled. No Idaho court had previously ruled on the issue, so the court turned  to the notorious Washington case of Mary Kay Letourneau for guidance, and found that the order violated the man's "fundamental right to parent his children." You can read my full story here at spokesman.com, and read the decision here.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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