Brickbat: That Mother


Cook County, Illinois, Judge James Shapiro has stripped Rebecca Firlit of all rights to see her 11-year-old son until she gets vaccinated for COVID-19. She shares custody of the boy with her ex-husband. The father did not request the order. Rather, the judge asked Firlit if she was vaccinated during a child support hearing, and when she said no, Shapiro revoked her visitation rights. The attorney for the boy's father said the judge's decision came as a surprise but is supported by the dad.