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Criminal Practice – Juvenile – Commitment Extension – Written Notice – Untimely — Mootness

In re J.L.H. After his request for transportation to a treatment team meeting went unfulfilled, the juvenile’s father attended the meeting by telephone; that is when he learned that the team wanted to extend the juvenile’s commitment. This oral notice – 30 days before the expiration of the juvenile’s original commitment period – did not satisfy the 30-day written notice requirement of G.S. § 7B-2515(a).

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Criminal Practice – Sex Offender Registration Upheld for Juvenile Offender

U.S. v. Under Seal An appellant adjudicated a juvenile delinquent for the aggravated sexual abuse of his two half-sisters, ages six and 10, while his family resided in Japan with his mother who was on active duty with the U.S. Navy, is required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5031; the 4th Circuit says the registration requirement, as applied to appellant, does not violate the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act or the Eighth Amendment.

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Domestic Relations – Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction — Parent & Child – Custody – Abandonment

In re E.J. Since a New York court had already made an initial determination concerning the custody of the juvenile, the N.C. trial court lacked jurisdiction to enter a permanent custody order because there were no findings that the New York court no longer had jurisdiction or that North Carolina met the requirements of G.S. § 50A-201(a)(1) or (2).

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