Violence Against Women

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  • Determined the right to unemployment benefits when a woman is forced to quit job due to domestic violence.
  • Determined the statute of limitations for torts based on sexual abuse in Montana.
  • Challenged New York City’s Administration for Children Services’ practice of starting child neglect proceedings against battered mothers on the basis of “allowing” their children to witness domestic violence.
  • The First Circuit held that Backpage was protected from liability for aiding the Petitioners’ sexual exploitation as minors, even though the Petitioners persuasively alleged that Backpage took an active role in shaping the content of the ads and deliberately tailored its website to “make sex trafficking easier.” 
  • Determined the definition of extreme cruelty under the VAWA provision that protects immigrant victims from deportation and return to their abuser.
  • 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.
  • Concerned whether rape and attempted rape by a spouse can be considered "extreme cruelty" under VAWA's immigrant protection provisions.
  • 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.


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