In September, Texas judge Charlie Baird sentenced a female to 10 years’ probation for problems for a kid by omission. The girl, twenty-year-old Felicia Salazar, admitted that she had neglected to protect her 19-month-old son or daughter from the brutal beating by the young child’s dad, Robert Alvarado, and therefore she had did not look for health care bills when it comes to kid’s accidents, including broken bones. Along with other, more ordinary probation conditions (including 100 hours of community service and mental guidance), the judge ordered Salazar never to conceive and keep a young child while on probation.
In this line, We address the relevant concern whether this type of probation condition unconstitutionally infringes upon Salazar’s fundamental straight to procreate.
The Appropriate Supreme Court Precedents
The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to handle a full instance that is correctly on point for this kind of probation condition. (more…)