Friday, May 13, 2011

In Re Christian G. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 12, 2011)

Here's a good example of something we call a "Morton's Fork":

"The difficult question ultimately presented by this case is whether a four-year-old developmentally-delayed, possibly autistic child should be kept under the guardianship of his ex-convict uncle and his wife, who both have a history of substance abuse, or whether he should be returned to his father, who appears to be mentally ill."

Or, for non-academics, being between a rock and a hard place.

I'm not going to even mention the stuff from the rest of the case.  Too depressing.  Read it all if you'd like.  But I warn you that the most uplifting thing you'll read is when you hear about someone offering to build a fence so the four-year old child wouldn't need to be kept on a leash in the front yard any more.