Underage Drinking & the Law

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

Teen alcohol and drug use continues to fall

From the National Institutes of Health’s News page: Alcohol use continues its gradual decline in all grades. Eighth, 10th and 12th graders reported past month use of 9.0, 23.5 and … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

Tennessee school teacher fired due to daughter’s post-prom party

An elementary school teacher hosted a post-prom party for her daughter last year and lost her teaching position last week.  Tina Wilder, a Maynardville Elementary school teacher in Union County, … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

Update: Appeal in the works for Terri Serra on ‘Social Host Law’ conviction

In a surprise move Thursday, criminal defense attorney Robert Mann said he would seek a new trial for former Chariho School Committee member Terri Serra, who was convicted under Rhode Island’s Social Host … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Sen. Rand Paul’s son, Ron Paul’s grandson, arrested for underage drinking and disorderly conduct

The Charlotte Observor –  Elisabeth Arriero  “The son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, and the grandson of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, was arrested Saturday morning at Charlotte Douglas 

January 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

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