Violence Against Women

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  • Addressed the constitutionality of the Violence Against Women Act civil rights remedy. The decision was overruled, in part, by the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Morrison.
  • Determined the right to sue a parish priest and diocese for sexual misconduct and demand civil remedies under VAWA.
  • Determined whether the District of Columbia's gun control laws banning private possession of handguns violate the Second Amendment.
  • 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.
  • Concerned the custody of the infant child after a domestic violence dispute between the parents.
  • Addressed the constitutionality of the Violence Against Women Act civil rights remedy.
  • Concerned the right to sue for civil remedies under VAWA and the constitutional power of Congress to enact VAWA.
  • Determined the statute of limitations for torts based on sexual abuse in Montana.
  • Determined whether a judge in a rape case should instruct the jury that the defendant made a reasonable mistake as to whether or not the victim had, in fact, consented to sexual contact.
  • A pro se defendant’s right to self-representation in personally cross-examining a child victim who accused him of sexual violence.
  • Amicus brief in support of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s appeal of a decision of the Superior Court Panel vacating the sexual assault conviction of three defendants.
  • Concerning an appeal seeking to enforce the confidentiality protections available under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for individuals who apply for U-visas and T-visas.


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