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

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March 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Alcohol use among teens maintained historic lows in 2012, continuing a long-term gradual decline.

The movement to add new stricter underage drinking laws, like Social Host Laws (SHLs), to the legislative mix is based on the assertion that we still have a long way … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

What to do if you find teens drinking in your home

Uh oh. You come home unexpectedly from another holiday party and find dozens of teens staggering and vomiting in the TV room. Or maybe you wake up because the bass … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

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