With the introduction in the Baltimore City Council of a proposed ordinance to prohibit restaurants from selling food and drinks to customers under age 16 after 7:30 a.m., the English common-law provision of in loco parentis has morphed into something less parental and more loco.At some point, personal and parental responsibility must begin to trump the responsibility of restaurants, which have been demonized in all sorts of ways in the past few years but seldom for tardiness.In mid-April, ...

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