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June 21, 2014

Policy change

a small example of how a judge contributed to policy change.
I’ve heard a number of examples of judges having some influence on policy and legislation.
This morning I heard a good example.  A boy was convicted of sexual assault for jostling a girl at his school such that one nipple popped out of her shirt.  He was placed on the juvenile sex offender’s register. As he turned 18 he wanted to prevent his name automatically going on the adult sex offenders’ register given the restrictions that would impose.  The judge I met researched the law and made a legal argument