Underage Drinking & the Law

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

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

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

A weird week in underage drinking?

This weekly roundup in underage drinking news leaves us with more questions than answers. Justin Bieber plays beer pong? Maybe our little boy singer is growing up and making mistakes, … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

[POLL] Guilt by association is the rule at many high schools

; NOTE: This article is reprinted from my new column on parenting in politics on examiner.com: Guilt-by-association may not be a valid way of judging someone’s guilt or innocence, but … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Need Your Thoughts on Party for Soldier Headed to Afghanistan

This article by  Olga Enger is reprinted in full from today’s MiddletownPatch without editing. We want to know what you think given this scenario. Couple Cited for Serving Underage Guests at Farewell … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Charges dropped against Stanford University Prof. Burnett

We wonder, doesn’t District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe owe the Burnetts an apology?

May 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Hunting Parties

Using military tactics, elite squads patrol the streets of U.S. towns on the lookout for…What? Terrorists? Meth labs? No, teen parties.

May 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Protecting Parents from Prom’s Penalties

Westchester, New York parents, learn what you need to do to protect yourself and your teen-age children from accidentally triggering the Social Host Law on Prom night or any other … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bravo Robert Wagner of Blakeley Township, MN

Robert Wagner, a Blakeley Town Board Supervisor in Blakeley Township, Minnesota (and not the Hollywood star), gets to the heart of the problem with the local Social Host Law in Scott … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

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    Oxford is changing a proposed ordinance to include more businesses, while trying to reduce underage drinking.

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