Thursday, July 24, 2008

Too much?

A Judge in New Zealand "made the 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so that her name could be changed, he said in a ruling made public Thursday."

"New Zealand law does not allow names that would cause offense to a reasonable person, among other conditions, said Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages."

Interesting story

I worked in Juvenile Court for a couple of years and saw some doozies myself (some that were patently offensive). The remedy here seems a bit harsh, however.

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