Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Violence Against Women Act

From the New York Times, an editorial:

In an all-too-rare show of bipartisanship, 15 Senate Republicans joined with the Democratic majority last month to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, the landmark 1994 law that is key to efforts against domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Unfortunately, the lopsided 68-to-31 Senate vote halted G.O.P. opponents only temporarily. The House Judiciary Committee last week approved its version of the reauthorization bill, which not only omits improvements the Senate bill made to the law but also removes existing protections for immigrant women, putting them at greater risk of domestic and sexual abuse.

Read more here.  Law professors across the country had advocated for this Act here.

MR

Hat Tip: Naomi Cahn

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2012/05/violence-against-women-act.html

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