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Supreme Court Grants Cert In Domestic Assault Predicate-Offense Dispute
Posted on 14 Dec 2015 by Emerson Heffner

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to decide whether domestic violence convictions in tribal court in which the defendant did not have counsel can be used to satisfy the predicate-offense element of 18 U.S. Code... Read More

In Efforts Against Domestic Abuse, New Report Urges Mainers to Build Bridges Towards Safety and Accountability
Posted on 25 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

“Maybe there was something I could have done.” This is the all-too-familiar comment heard in the wake of Maine’s twelve domestic violence homicides in 2013 and it has led Maine’s top experts on domestic abuse to encourage more... Read More

California Governor Brown Scrambles To Meet Federal Court Prison Order
Posted on 14 Aug 2013 by State Net

BROWN SCRAMBLES TO MEET CA PRISON ORDER: Faced with yet another stinging rebuke from the federal court system over its overcrowded prisons, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and Golden State prison officials said they will act to cull 9,600 inmates from... Read More