Parents' rights case moves to trial

CIR clients Eric and Corissa Mueller’s fight to protect the right of parents to make medical decisions on behalf of their minor children took a major step forward in early June when their case went to trial in federal District Court in Boise Idaho. Since the case was filed six years ago, federal Judge B. Lynn Winmill has ruled that parents have a constitutional right to make medical decisions in difficult cases that pose risks either way. Left open to be decided by a jury are such factual questions as whether doctors and law enforcement personnel had a reasonable basis to believe that the Mueller’s child was in imminent danger.  The trial is expected to last several weeks.