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Academic Commentary
27 Feb 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Warren Binford of Willamette University College of Law argues that the US Supreme Court should hold individual possessors of child pornography liable for the full damages allowed under the Violence Against Women Act first to help victims of child pornography recover as quickly and fully as possible … [read more]


Legal News
8 Mar 2013
by Max Slater

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official profile] signed into law [remarks] an updated version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) [text, PDF; JURIST news archive] on Thursday. The VAWA, originally passed in 1994, provides legal assistance, counseling and other resources for victims of rape and domestic abuse. The law … [read more]


Legal News
28 Feb 2013
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] on Thursday approved [roll call vote] the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) [text, PDF; JURIST news archive] by a vote of 286-138 with seven not voting. The Senate [official website] approved [JURIST report] the same version of the bill earlier this month, … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] UN experts on Tuesday urged [press release] the US House of Representatives [official website] to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) [S 47, PDF] which expired in 2011. The bill is intended to increase protections for Native American and Alaskan Native women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims, … [read more]


Legal News
13 Feb 2013
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] voted 78-22 [roll call] on Tuesday to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) [S 47, PDF] which expired in 2011. Last year the Republican-led House of Representatives [official website] and the Democratic-controlled Senate both passed renewal bills, but they were unable to reach … [read more]


Student Commentary
17 Apr 2012

JURIST Assistant Editor Brandon Gatto, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013, argues for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to better protect immigrant partners and spouses from abuse... (His opinions are not intended to represent those of JURIST)While it remains surprisingly and disconcertingly true that … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jun 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] A report [text, PDF] by UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo [official profile, DOC] has said that there is a continued prevalence of violence and discriminatory treatment of women in the US, with a heightened impact on poor, minority and immigrant women. The 28-page report, delivered Wednesday, says the US … [read more]

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