MN State Supreme Court gives limited approval to corporal punishment of children
Posted by: cedadmin
May 31, 2008
From the Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St Paul MN In the case of a boy paddled 36 times, the state Supreme Court says the practice is legal unless punishment is excessive or cruel. Note: Minnesota's laws are unclear on the issue of the parental defense of "reasonable corporal punishment". The Supreme Court ruling puts MN in line with all other states which allow the defense in child abuse cases.