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Nicole Rivera Written Case Analysis 4 Case 4. A California Superior Court judge ordered a Sacramento woman to stop smoking around her 5-year-old son. The decision came during a custody dispute. The boy’s father claimed that breathing secondhand smoke could harm the boy’s health. Do moral considerations support the judge’s ruling? In this case, the parties that are involved are the father, mother, and their son. The moral issue is that the mother was subjecting her son to secondhand smoke. That is, she was smoking in the presence of his son, who is around 5-years old. The Judge was morally right to tell the mother that she cannot smoke in the presence of her son. The father, who was not pleased with the mother’s behavior, was acting for the best interest of the child. According to Principle 2 of the declaration of the rights of the child, the child is entitled to special protection (The University of Minnesota, n.d.). The principle requires the child to be supported to develop socially, spiritually, morally, mentally, and physically in a normal and healthy manner. Besides, the best

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