Ruth Bodnariu was waiting for the school bus to bring her children home. Instead, two cars drove up and a man stepped out and told her she was suspected of child abuse and religious indoctrination. Norway's child protection agency took all five of her children away from Ruth and her husband Marius. None of the children had ever been injured. And officials did no psychological profiles of family members before seizing the children. But the parents admitted they sometimes spank their children, and in Norway any corporal punishment, no matter how occasional or mild, is illegal.
Amy Coney Barrett Condemns Purdue University's 'Fundamentally Unfair' Adjudication of Sexual Assault Claims
The opinion, which suggests a strong concern about due process, will nevertheless be cited as evidence of the SCOTUS nominee's "uniformly conservative" record.
Amy Coney Barrett Demolishes the Qualified Immunity Claim of a Detective Accused of Framing a Man for Murder
The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct.
Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records
The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others.
Once a desire—or even a good idea—is turned into a mandate enforceable by the cops, violence is only one disagreement away.