Charleston’s daily paper wins Pulitzer Prize for series on domestic violence

April 20, 2015

On April 20, 2015, the Charleston Post and Courier won the 2015 gold medal for public service, the most prestigious of the Pulitzer Prize awards

In disputes between biological parents and third-parties, we don’t want decisions to be based on “the best interests of the child”

January 30, 2012

A review of the excellent news reporting from Allyson Bird at the Charleston Post and Courier, regarding the adoption case involving two year-old, Veronica, her

The Citadel sexual abuse cover up(s)

December 3, 2011

I find myself in an awkward position in which my friend, Charleston Post & Courier reporter Glenn Smith, is investigating and writing about a colleague

Have we no shame?

July 27, 2011

Fyodor Dostoevsky said “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”  What do articles like this excellent Glenn Smith

Education & teen pregnancy

November 14, 2010

Anyone who practices family law–and anyone who simply observes our culture–sees the overwhelming correlation between human misery and folks having children they are not emotionally

V.I. Lenin was wrong: The Gang of Four sell out (maybe)

October 27, 2010

One of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s more astute observations about capitalism was “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”  The

Licenced to parent?

August 20, 2010

I read this week in the New York Times that half of all pregnancies in America are unplanned.  Many of the social problems I observe–in family

When the buck stops nowhere, failure is to be expected: the problems created by the lack of tort liability for a Social Service agency’s failure to protect a child from abusive caregivers

July 22, 2010

My first year of law school the United States Supreme Court, in the case of Deshaney v. Winnebago Cty. Soc. Servs. Dept., 489 U.S. 189