JAMES BONNEY was banned from driving for five years and given a suspended four-month prison sentence for his second drink/driving offence. Selected as a Deputy High Court Judge, he failed to stop for police and was found to be four times over the legal limit.
Maine's highest court has held that its probate courts have the power to grant full coguardianships to an existing parent and another person, thus enabling gay and lesbian parents to create a legal relationship between their children and the children's parents. Whether coguardians may be appointed when one is a natural parent is an issue decided by state law, which varies by state.
Legal research can be time consuming and sometimes offers limited results, but an understanding of the basic types of law, legal resources, and subject terms will aid the process.