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5/22/2006 2:22:48 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Maryland--Flaws Repaired in Child Attorney Bill

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May 22, 2006

Maryland--Flaws Repaired in Child Attorney Bill

House Bill 700, as introduced, would have allowed judges to interfere
with families by appointing lawyers for children from healthy, intact
families in virtually any situation, excused those lawyers from
malpractice, and forced the parents to pay the bill.

HSLDA communicated these concerns to the sponsor. She defended her
bill, and did not indicate any willingness to make the needed changes.

We sent an e-lert to families asking them to call members of the House
Judiciary Committee. In response, the committee proposed amendments
that addressed all three concerns. The House of Representatives
approved the amendments, then passed the bill. The Senate
subsequently passed the bill, and on May 16 Governor Ehrlich signed
it.

Thank you for standing with us for liberty. Your willingness to call
members of the committee was crucial in this victory. Without the
changes brought about by your calls, this bill could have been a
powerful agent for disrupting families and driving a wedge between
parents and children.

Sincerely Yours,


Scott A. Woodruff
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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