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You are breaking no laws by exercising your right of free speech, but your parents can order you not to. It's like you have the right to ride a bicycle, but your parents can tell you not to do it. A police officer won't bother you; they won't say "you are only 17 / 16 / 15 / 9 years old, you are not allowed to express your political opinion". So ...


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Iowa law that is relevant to custody is here. At no point is a child prohibited from expressing his wishes to a judge. §598.41 prescribes how the court determine custody. Para 3(f) specifically includes Whether the custody arrangement is in accord with the child’s wishes or whether the child has strong opposition, taking into consideration the child’s age ...


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I think the closest you are going to get to actual laws are issues regarding competency to stand trail. A person who is not competent cannot be convicted of a crime. Courts require competence as part of due process. A concept that is enforced in an attempt to keep court proceedings fair. The fact is that children who have not entered puberty have no ...


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The First Amendment generally prohibits the government from taking any actions to limit your speech, the same as adults. There are certain exceptions, particularly if you are enrolled in a public school, which has some latitude to impose speech restrictions to “avoid substantial interference with school discipline or the rights of others” Tinker v. Des ...


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Moderation note: this answer was merged from a duplicate question that focused on iowa Overview Minors in most US states can and do own property, and their parents have no automatic right to take that property. In some states there is a rule, dating to 18th- and 19th-centuary law, that a child owes labor to his or her father (or more recently parents) and ...


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Your first amendment rights are not granted at the age of majority, they are yours as soon as you are born. It's as simple as that. Now the "sharing" part may be a little harder, assuming you are doing so online you need to abide by any age restriction in the forum of your choice (provided that forum is private property), but you still have the ...


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