Sutherland Institute Hails Barlow

The Sutherland Institute lauds the Utah Supreme Court’s decision on February 16, 2007 in behalf of parental rights.  The Utah Supreme Court ruled 4-1 in favor of biological parents in the Jones v. Barlowcase.

“We commend the Utah Supreme Court for their wisdom in maintaining the common law definition of in loco parentis as a temporary and voluntary delegation of parental authority,” said Paul T. Mero, president of Sutherland Institute.  “With prescient insight, the Court rejected this doctrine’s use in granting permanent relationships between a child and a non-biological adult.”