Example of how the legal language gets snuck in and changed.
Anti-Bullying Bill Up for Senate Vote Today
My blog post covering NJ’s Anti Bullying Bill. Sounds irrelevant to this right?
No, it is not.
Look at the language in Section 2c.
Section 2c has the Attorney General listed as parens patriae.
The AG as Parens Patriae is not listed as acting for this (bullying) situation, but languaged as ‘as being’.
Parens patriae was sometimes evoked by courts during conflicts in family disputes because not all courts always had jurisdiction and the courts weren’t always obliged to take that doctrine.
But this language states that the Attorney General IS the parens patriae of children.
This means, in loco parentis has been implemented in our state and we are late to the notification. Just the same as changing the marriage license language means it was implemented in California, and the people there are late to the notification.
In loco parentis is Latin for “in the place of a parent” or “instead of a parent”. IOW parents have become Stakeholders or third party holders.