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January-March 2006
Vol. XXVII No.1


The Ayotte Opinion: Implications for New Hampshire and Other States

April 1, 2006
By Rebecca Gudeman On November 30, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England,1 a case involving a New Hampshire statute that requires parental notification before a minor can receive an abortion. Just two months later,…

CA Foster Care Ombudsman: Needs More Authority, Independence

April 1, 2006
By Curt Child and Ian Sandefer This article examines the role of California’s ombudsman1 for foster care. It cites shortcomings in the way the ombudsman’s office is currently structured, provides a brief history of ombudsmanship, and looks at how the foster care ombudsman role