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Thinking and Doing Ethics 2 Aug 2020 Written Case Analysis Case Study 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 many cases, when there is a split in a marriage, and there are children involved, there will be a custody hearing. A judge will decide what is in the best interest of the children by ways of safety and well-being. In this case, the judge ordered the women to stop smoking around her 5-year-old son. The decision was both a legal and moral decision made by the judge to protect the child. Regardless of where you live, state laws will always consider the best interest in mind when it custody and parental guidance. The Sacramento women should not have needed a judge to tell her that smoking around the child was not the healthiest for her son.

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