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Caylees Law

Suspected Drug-Popping Couple Is 1st Netted By 'Caylee's Law' For Tot Found In Closet

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 08.23.2012 | Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- As a 2-year-old girl lay dead in the closet of a South Dakota home, another child invited two young neighbors over to take a look...

'Caylee's Law' Rejected In Iowa -- Tougher Parenting Bills In Trouble Around US

AP | By MIKE GLOVER | Posted 02.23.2012 | Crime

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Lawmakers under pressure from constituents in the months after the Casey Anthony trial have found it's not easy to toughen penalti...

Another State Considering Its Own 'Caylee's Law'

Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

On the heels of the highly publicized Casey Anthony trial earlier this summer, state legislatures throughout the country have moved toward creating la...

Grieving Mother Faces 36 Months In Jail For Jaywalking After Son Is Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

Radley Balko | Posted 09.20.2011 | Crime
Radley Balko

We need to start holding prosecutors accountable for bringing unjust charges like those just brought against an Atlanta mother -- even if they may technically be legally permissible.

CA Congress Member Introduces 'Caylee's Law'

Newport Beach, CA Patch | Paige Austin Email the Author | Posted 09.17.2011 | Los Angeles

On Friday California Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell introduced Assembly Bill 1432, which would make it a felony for a parent or guardian to fail to repo...

Colorado Voters Demanding Caylee's Law

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.11.2011 | Denver

Colorado legislators are reportedly receiving hundreds of emails calling for the implementation of the proposed "Caylee's Law" that has already gone v...

Radley Balko

Why 'Caylee's Law' Is a Bad Idea | Radley Balko | Posted 09.10.2011 | Crime

Laws named after crime victims and dead people are usually a bad idea. They play more to emotion than reason. But they're disturbingly predictable, especially when they come after the death of a child. The push for "Caylee's Law" needs a douse of cold water.

'Caylee's Law' Weighed By States Following Casey Anthony Trial Verdict

AP | BRENT KALLESTAD | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Lawmakers outraged over Casey Anthony's acquittal have responded by proposing so-called Caylee's laws that would allow prose...

Is Our Jury System Broken? Are Jurors Expecting Too Much Evidence? What Can the Public Do?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

The public wants answers. Watching their reaction to the acquittal of Casey Anthony is heartrending and troublesome. Justice for Caylee Anthony wa...

'Caylee's Law' Petition Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 09.06.2011 | Crime

"Caylee's Law" has already gained over 330,000 signatures on The petition, which was created by Michelle Crowder of Oklahoma, aims to m...