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  • Determined whether a victim of domestic violence may be penalized for "failure to produce records" in an eminent domain suit, where she had lost access to her records when fleeing from her abusive husband.
  • This brief focuses on two forms of housing discrimination: race discrimination in subprime mortgage lending and sex discrimination against victims of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Determined whether a victim of domestic violence can sue police officers for failing to enforce an order of protection.
  • Determined whether a domestic violence survivor could remove her name from the electronic court record of an eviction complaint to prevent adverse impacts on future house opportunities.
  • Supreme Court case concerning whether a gun trafficker who abused the mother of his child should be able to legally buy guns
  • Determined whether Arizona State University is liable under Title IX for the rape of a student by another student who was known to be a serial sexual harasser.
  • 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.
  • Determined the right to sue for civil rights remedies under VAWA and the power of Congress to enact VAWA. The decision was overruled, in part, by the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Morrison.
  • Concerning the Chicago Housing Authority's decision to terminate a Housing Choice Section 8 Voucher without consideration of the applicability of the Violence Against Women Act.
  • Addressed the right of domestic violence victims to protection from employment discharge under North Carolina public policy.

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