Underage Drinking & the Law

What parents need to know now about the new Social Host Laws

CBS-NY: ‘Montville, N.J. Plan Would Allow Searches Without Warrants For Underage Drinking’

MONTVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A proposed ordinance in Montville, New Jersey could give police officers broad powers – including entering private property – if underage drinking is even suspected. As … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

College Girls, Bottled Water and the Emerging American Police State

John Whitehead is a constitutional attorney and author who runs the Rutherford Institute, which describes itself as “a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dartmouth student stalked by police for ordering drinks with dinner

Thank you to Jim Kenyon of the Hanover, New Hampshire Valley News for permission to reprint his column. You can read the original version here. Kenyon gives attribution to Joe Asch … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

Three new drinking laws spur college students to political action

According to Minnesota Public Radio, college students in St. Joseph, Minn. were surprised when three new laws went into effect in their town. The three are detailed in this report … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Judge rules RI underage drinking law is constitutional: Serra found guilty

Update filed January 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm EST In Rhode Island Fourth District Court this afternoon, Judge Mary McCaffrey ruled that Rhode Island’s Social Host Law is constitutional and … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Former White House attorney accuses Orange County Deputy DA of improper lobbying

[Note from Editor: The Social Host Ordinance was passed by the Laguna Beach City Council despite vocal public opposition on December 4, 2012 and is currently in effect] Assistant District … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

New state laws go into effect when the ball drops tonight

Underage substance use laws get tougher on parents and kids In Pennsylvania, minors face steeper fines if they’re caught drinking. First offenders are fined $500 and repeat offenders pay up … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Three steps to a successful Social Host Ordinance

So many laws, so few results Thousand Oaks, California The need for objectivity Three steps to creating a successful SHO So many laws, so few results At last count, thousands … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

David Vanderveen: SHO should be no-go in Laguna

Laguna Beach Independent columnist David Vanderveen has been one of the major supporters of  an effort to Fight the Social Host Ordinance in Laguna Beach,  California. The efforts to battle … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

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