Federal Judge Strikes Down Wis. Law That Can Force Pregnant Women Into Addiction Treatment
A spokesman for Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said the office was still reviewing the decision and had no immediate comment.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin 'Cocaine Mom' Law Aimed At Protecting Fetuses
A federal judge in Madison has declared Wisconsin's so-called cocaine mom statute — meant to provide protection for developing fetuses — unconstitutional in a civil rights lawsuit by a woman who was jailed 18 days while pregnant for refusing to live at a treatment center. (Vielmetti, 5/1)
The Associated Press:
Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Law On Pregnant Drug Abusers
A federal judge has struck down a Wisconsin law that allowed the state to detain pregnant women suspected of drug or alcohol abuse, saying the 1998 law meant to protect developing fetuses was unconstitutionally vague. (5/1)