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12-year-old Daughter takes father to court over grounding and wins.
WTAM ^ | 6/18/08

Posted on 06/18/2008 2:16:57 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

(UPI) - An appeal will be filed in a Montreal court after a Quebec judge overruled a father who grounded his 12-year-old daughter for dangerous Internet use.

The lawyer for the father, who can't be identified to protect the girl, told The Gazette newspaper that Justice Suzanne Tessier overstepped the court's bounds last Friday when she ruled in favor of the girl's legal challenge and said she would be allowed to go on a school trip her father had forbidden because of misbehavior.

"I don't think this tribunal was the proper forum for a decision like this one," lawyer Kim Beaudoin said. "If we don't learn at the age of 12 there are rules to follow, when do we?"

He said he was preparing an appeal based on the fact the judge acknowledged the girl's repeated defiance of her father's house rules.

They included bypassing security settings to block Web sites the father didn't trust, then using a friend's computer to access those sites. Beaudoin said the girl also posted online photos of herself "inappropriate for a child her age," the report said.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: allyourkidsare; belong2gubmint; judicailtyrants; judiciary
Silly Canadiens
1 posted on 06/18/2008 2:16:58 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I’d drop the kid off with her suitcase on the judge’s doorstep. That ruling is insane.


2 posted on 06/18/2008 2:18:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If it is going to take 10 years, shouldn't we get started? Drill here, drill now, pay less.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Oh good grief. The world is going to hell in a handbasket, and fast.


3 posted on 06/18/2008 2:19:21 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The ex-wife, in a custody dispute took the father to court.

The daughter didn’t win.

The ex-wife/mother did.


4 posted on 06/18/2008 2:19:36 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Life copies The Simpsons.


5 posted on 06/18/2008 2:19:58 PM PDT by DManA
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To: NonValueAdded

When government gets involved with parenting that’s not a bad idea.


6 posted on 06/18/2008 2:20:29 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Greetings are for WAL*MART Greeters! ©®™)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

In the US, the CPS would trump up an abuse charge and put the father in prison.


7 posted on 06/18/2008 2:27:42 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

This blows my mind. I can’t even come up with words. Or even what I’d do in such a situation.


8 posted on 06/18/2008 2:28:41 PM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: fanfan

You’d think UPI would have included that.


9 posted on 06/18/2008 2:28:57 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Greetings are for WAL*MART Greeters! ©®™)
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To: NonValueAdded

Sure you can go on the trip but when you come back your stuff is going to be on the curb in a box.


10 posted on 06/18/2008 2:28:57 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: Clint N. Suhks

It’s fun to laugh at Canada’s silly tribunals but, in reality, it’s really very scary.


11 posted on 06/18/2008 2:31:56 PM PDT by Krankor (N)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Good father.
Bad mother.
Terrible judge.


12 posted on 06/18/2008 2:32:56 PM PDT by devere
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To: Krankor
When a government outlaws certain types speech this kind of crap happens.
13 posted on 06/18/2008 2:34:17 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Greetings are for WAL*MART Greeters! ©®™)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
You’d think UPI would have included that.

That wouldn't sell as many newspapers.

14 posted on 06/18/2008 2:36:29 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: NonValueAdded; Clint N. Suhks
I’d drop the kid off with her suitcase on the judge’s doorstep. That ruling is insane.

Better yet, sue the judge for child support based on the judge's insertion of herself into the parenting decisions for the child and for the ongoing increase in expenses that will result.

15 posted on 06/18/2008 2:54:47 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Just as crazy rulings have been made by judges in this country also. And it will get far worse until we find ourself in a dictatorship of judges.


16 posted on 06/18/2008 2:57:38 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Father should renounce and sign away his parental rights and change daughter’s birth certificate naming the judge as father....no matter what the judge’s sex....


17 posted on 06/18/2008 3:15:53 PM PDT by seeker_two
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To: NonValueAdded

I’m afraid by daughter would be looking for a new home if she sued us over something like this. And people wonder why this generation is so snotty and spoiled.


18 posted on 06/18/2008 3:19:18 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Sexy Conservative!!!)
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To: NonValueAdded

I’m afraid by daughter would be looking for a new home if she sued us over something like this. And people wonder why this generation is so snotty and spoiled.


19 posted on 06/18/2008 3:19:28 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Sexy Conservative!!!)
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To: brwnsuga; glock rocks

Why should a child listen to their parents when they know going to Court is an option.


20 posted on 06/18/2008 3:51:10 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
You’d think UPI would have included that.

The media be objective and report the whole story?

That only happens in Bizarro-World.

This is sick, though. The courts should not even be ruling on cases like this.

21 posted on 06/18/2008 3:56:18 PM PDT by Allegra (If you lived here, you'd be home by now.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

“Hate Speech” is the logical extension of “Political Correctness” which is just a form of censorship and cultural Marxism


22 posted on 06/18/2008 4:05:38 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: All

I’m laughing at the many Canadians I’ve seen posting on internet boards, lamenting Americans’ loss of rights under the Patriot Act. Canada has subjects, not citizens....


23 posted on 06/18/2008 4:12:14 PM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Just ignore the ruling, for pete’s sake!

What’s the worst that could happen? She’s taken away from you?

Darn... if she’s that much of a b!tch in the first place, that’s probably a better deal for you.

And if she wants to stay with her family, she won’t tell the judge about it, in the first place.

Either way, you win.


24 posted on 06/18/2008 4:30:28 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Wow, this is insane... if I ever had been grounded, I wouldn’t have even dreamed of suing my parents over it. And, at 12 I was definitely aware of the internet, most of the dangers associated, and what not to do online... then again, this was well before the days of Myspace, photobucket, and the concept of social networking in general, back when email and AIM were the trendy new ways to communicate.


25 posted on 06/19/2008 7:55:51 AM PDT by Hyzenthlay (I aim to misbehave.)
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