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Care and Protection of Sharlene

Docket #SJC-09629
Date December 6, 2005
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Greaney, Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, JJ.
SummaryConstitutional law, Self-incrimination. Parent and child, Equitable parent doctrine. Juvenile Court, Withholding medical treatment. Privacy. Practice, Civil, Standing, Impoundment order. Uniform Rules on Impoundment Procedure. Public records. Medicine, Withholding medical treatment. Words, "de facto parent".
Appealed FromSJC for Suffolk County, Judith A. Cowin
Counsel for Appellant
Petitioner:  John J. Egan, John M. Thompson
Counsel for Appellee
Respondent:  Virginia A. Peel, Lisa M. Kling
Amici CuriaeAmici CuriaeSiblings of Sharlene

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