Violence Against Women

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  • Determined whether a victim of domestic violence can sue police officers for failing to enforce an order of protection.
  • Determined the statute of limitations in child sexual abuse cases in Colorado.
  • Determined whether a family court judge erred in refusing to consider whether a protective order could exclude a batterer from a home.
  • Concerned the right of an abuse victim to tort remedies under the civil rights remedy provision of VAWA.
  • Concerning the NYC Police Department’s practice of refusing to arrest men who beat their wives and family court clerks refusing to allow battered women to seek Orders of Protection against their husbands.
  • Determined whether municipalities can be held liable for hiring employees who injure someone.
  • Addressed whether state-supported shelters for domestic violence that do not admit adult men violate equal protection or other rights of men.
  • Determined whether domestic violence can present a “grave risk” of harm to children within the meaning of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
  • Concerned the application of the doctrine of parental tort immunity in the case of incest.
  • Determined whether the federal domestic violence misdemeanor gun ban law—the Lauternberg Amendment—requires a domestic relationship between the offender and the victim.


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