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June 27, 2016

Supreme Court: Domestic Abusers can be Banned from Owning Firearms

In a 6-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court decided last month that the federal Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban applies to those convicted under state law of misdemeanor domestic abuse, including “reckless” behavior.

Read more (The Washington Post) »
June 24, 2016

Who Blames the Victim?

Studies have shown that the more strongly you privilege loyalty, obedience and purity — as opposed to values such as care and fairness — the more likely you are to blame the victim.

Read more (The New York Times) »
June 06, 2016

Stanford Sexual Assault Case: Victim Impact Statement

A sexual assault victim has written an unflinching account of the crime and its aftermath in a 7,000 word statement that she delivered in court. Since being released by the district attorney’s office, it has been viewed more than four million times.

Read more (The Guardian) »
April 23, 2016

After 33 Years in Prison for Crimes He Didn't Commit, Keith Harward Adjusts to Freedom, Family, Technology

Keith Harward was charged with capital murder, and the state sought the death penalty for the horrific crimes. Instead, he was sentenced to life by the jury. After 33 years in prison, he was found innocent.

Read more (Richmond Times-Dispatch) »
April 22, 2016

Virginia Governor Restores Voting Rights to Felons

Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons.

Read more (The New York Times) »

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