In her successful campaign for attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum promised, “I will stand up for children.” If that’s true, or possible, perhaps Rosenblum can put the fear of God and retribution into Oregon’s Department of Human Services, a mission seemingly beneath the notice of the last two Democratic governors, John Kitzhaber and Ted Kulongoski. In recent days, two…

A Sacramento, California Superior Court Judge reversed himself earlier today in releasing a 17-year-old rape victim he earlier ordered held on a material witness warrant to compel her testimony at her rapist’s trial.  In bowing to growing pressure from victim rights advocates and the public, Judge Lawrence Brown released the girl with a GPS ankle…