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lurkalot
06-19-2008, 06:03 AM
WTF? :confused:

A Canadian court has lifted a 12-year-old girl's grounding, overturning her father's punishment for disobeying his orders to stay off the internet, his lawyer said.

The girl had taken her father to Quebec Superior Court after he refused to allow her to go on a school trip for chatting on websites he tried to block, and then posting "inappropriate" pictures of herself online using a friend's computer.

The father's lawyer Kim Beaudoin said the disciplinary measures were for the girl's "own protection" and is appealing the ruling.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/unusual-tales/court-overturns-fathers-grounding-of-12yearold/2008/06/19/1213770765707.html

biccat
06-19-2008, 09:25 AM
"it takes a village"

Vepr
06-19-2008, 09:40 AM
I would have thought it impossible but Canadian courts and politicians are far more retarded than our own and that is saying something.

MrsSmith
06-19-2008, 05:54 PM
Where did a 12 year old come up with enough money to hire a lawyer? :confused:

biccat
06-19-2008, 05:57 PM
Where did a 12 year old come up with enough money to hire a lawyer? :confused:
My guess would be that the lawyer was court-appointed.

MrsSmith
06-19-2008, 06:12 PM
My guess would be that the lawyer was court-appointed.

The only thing more incredible than the court's decision would be the wasting of taxpayer money to file the case.

MstrBlue
06-19-2008, 10:16 PM
This is one reason that I am glad that I home-school my children!!

They know that their "rights" are only those that *I* grant them, until they are 18! :D:D

Only ONCE in all these parenting years, has one of them threatened to call DFCS on me...
I had him up against the wall at the time. I reached around the corner, grabbed the phone, and threatened to dial it for him!
And I told him that if they wanted to come get him, to "protect" him, then they could come and get him right then!!
He declined my generous offer.
Go figure!

BSR
06-19-2008, 10:40 PM
My guess would be that the lawyer was court-appointed.

wait a second. I can get a court appointed lawyer for a lawsuit I file?

AmPat
06-20-2008, 04:13 AM
"it takes a village"

Yep, the village idiots have spoken.:cool: