LM Stands With Utah Sexual Assault Survivors Filing a Precedent-Setting Petition

Yesterday, October 16, 2018, four sexual assault victims – Jane Doe 1, Jane Doe 2, Jane Doe 3, and Jane Doe 4 – filed a petition in the Utah Supreme Court, asking the Court to appoint a prosecutor to file criminal charges in their cases. Represented by Professor Paul Cassell of the Utah Appellate Clinic (of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah) and five other attorneys, the Jane Does are challenging the decision by local prosecutors not to file charges in their cases under a new state constitutional theory.

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LM Calls for Full, Fair, and Informed Senate Hearing

Legal Momentum has been closely following the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and to the allegations put forward by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and others that Judge Kavanaugh raped and sexually harassed them. Today, Americans turn their attention toward Capitol Hill as Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Prior to this hearing, Legal Momentum was invited to submit a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the hearing.

NTF Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee

Letter from the Steering Committee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF), the organization that advocates for the continuation and improvement of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding concerns about the controversial confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Legal Momentum is a member of the NTF Steering Committee. 

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