Foster Parents; Did you know?
About “Due process”
Part 3 of 6
In this series we are taking a tour through Administrative Law (Ad Law), Administrative Agencies to answer a question that you may have. We had just covered the “Miranda Rghts” and listed those rights in part 2.
Question; does any one office misuse their positions? An interesting question.
First of all what does it mean to abuse ones office, otherwise known as Malfeasance in office. Deffinition from Wikipedia;
Sometimes known as official misconduct, is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity, which affects the performance of official duties. Malfeasance in office is often grounds for a for cause removal of an elected official by statute or recall election.
Under the highlighted word above unlawful we find the statement; law also raises important and complex issues concerning equality, fairness and justice.
Wikipedia gives this court case as an example;
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals summarized a number of the definitions of malfeasance in office applied by various appellate courts in the United States. Malfeasance has been defined by appellate courts in other jurisdictions as a wrongful act which the actor has no legal right to do; as any wrongful conduct which affects, interrupts or interferes with the performance of official duty; as an act for which there is no authority or warrant of law; as an act which a person ought not to do; as an act which is wholly wrongful and unlawful; as that which an officer has no authority to do and is positively wrong or unlawful; and as the unjust performance of some act which the party performing it has no right, or has contracted not, to do.
Quote; An ignorant person is one who doesn’t know what you have just found out. Will Rogers
Read the last sentence again. Would this sentence be applicable to removing children without proof of wrongdoing? As an act for which there is no authority or warrant of law; something that this person should not do, an act that is wholly wrongful and unlawful?
Quote; The United States is a nation of laws; badly written and randomly enforced. By Frank Zappa Link
Not necessarily badly written, most assuredly written by individuals lacking the reality of what those laws will mean to future Americans, deffinately randomly enforced. Your learning then results in your teaching sharing what you have learned with others, which in turn becomes the first step in making changes.
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