Violence Against Women

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  • Concerned the right to sue for civil remedies under VAWA and the constitutional power of Congress to enact VAWA.
  • Determined whether New York’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims can be tolled due to psychological disability resulting from domestic abuse.
  • Determined whether the Lautenberg amendment applies to individuals convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" with "recklessness" mens rea.
  • Determined the definition of extreme cruelty under the VAWA provision that protects immigrant victims from deportation and return to their abuser.
  • Addressed the constitutionality of the Violence Against Women Act civil rights remedy.
  • Determined the constitutionality of New York State's anti-stalking statute.
  • Challenged President Trump’s Executive Order 13780, which placed limits on travel to the U.S. from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.
  • Concerned whether rape and attempted rape by a spouse can be considered "extreme cruelty" under VAWA's immigrant protection provisions.
  • Determined if victim's statements made to 911 or police can be used as evidence in criminal prosecutions where victim does not testify without violating a criminal defendant's rights under the Confrontation Clause of U.S. Constitution.
  • The brief argues that police aressted a woman with no probable cause based on long-discredited beliefs about sexual assault. 
  • Concerned child custody given the father despite his proven violent behaviors.
  • Determined whether the U.S. government violated international human rights treaties by failing to protect an individual from—and provide a remedy for—domestic violence, when local law enforcement failed to do so.

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