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Child abuse registry case to go before high court

  • COURTESY COURTNEY BIRD
                                Courtney Bird is asking the Supreme Court to intervene in a legal battle with the state of Hawaii to remove her name from the state’s child abuse registry. Bird, left, and husband Steve Bird live in Tennessee with their three children. Being branded as a child abuser can affect matters of adoption, schooling and more throughout the U.S.

    COURTESY COURTNEY BIRD

    Courtney Bird is asking the Supreme Court to intervene in a legal battle with the state of Hawaii to remove her name from the state’s child abuse registry. Bird, left, and husband Steve Bird live in Tennessee with their three children. Being branded as a child abuser can affect matters of adoption, schooling and more throughout the U.S.

A Tennessee woman has asked the nation’s highest court to intervene in a case that highlights what one federal judge called “a glaring hole” in Hawaii’s regulations for its child abuse registry. Read more

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