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The Supreme Court Just Affirmed That Domestic Violence Vacates Gun Rights — Here’s Why That’s So Important

Thirty-four states and the District of Colombia have defined the Lautenberg Amendment, the legislation governing the dispute in question, as including “reckless” instances of domestic violence as grounds for prohibition of gun ownership. This decision would apply that standard nationwide.

June 27, 2016

Senator Presses NFL On Domestic Violence Ahead Of Super Bowl

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is skeptical of the NFL’s efforts to fight domestic violence.

January 30, 2015

A Contrite Ray Rice Says He Hopes For ‘Second Chance’ In NFL

Does Ray Rice deserve another shot?

December 2, 2014

Ray Rice Suspension Overturned

The embattled running back is now eligible to return to the NFL.

November 28, 2014

Violence Against Women Emerges As Key Campaign Issue In Alaska

Alaska has a serious problem with violence against women, and it is an issue that anyone campaigning in Alaska will have to address.

October 22, 2014

NFL Will Put ‘House In Order,’ Commissioner Says

Is this too little, too late?

September 19, 2014

Memo: NFL Vows To Support Victims Of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault

Is this too little, too late?

September 19, 2014

Senator Wants To Strip NFL Of Tax-Exempt Status In Light Of Abuse Cases

Cory Booker wants sports leagues to pay taxes and have that money go towards domestic violence victims.

September 17, 2014

No Defense For What Ray Rice Did

“I think they’re going too far with Ray Rice.” So said a civil servant I know only in passing, making small talk the other day. No, it is not the majority opinion, but neither is the guy alone. Last week, USA Today quoted women fans who pointedly support Rice, the NFL star dropped by the […]

September 17, 2014

NFL Scandal Spotlights Complexities Of Abuse

By Rosalind Bentley, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Well, if he hit her, why did she marry him? Why hasn’t she left him? Why is she defending him? Those are a few of the questions buzzing on the Web, in offices, and in homes around the country in light of the graphic new video of now-former Baltimore […]

September 11, 2014

We Needed To See The Ray Rice Video

Should we have seen the video of Ray Rice pummeling Janay Palmer Rice into unconsciousness? Unequivocally, I say yes. Before explaining why, I want to share Ms. Rice’s objection to this coverage. Chances are you’ve seen some version already, but domestic violence has a long history of silencing women’s voices. Not this time. Ms. Rice’s […]

September 10, 2014

NFL Boss Faces Lawmaker Questions, Call To Resign

New York (AFP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell faced U.S. lawmaker questions and a call to resign by a women’s advocacy leader Wednesday over his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. Video of NFL star running back Rice knocking out his then-fiancee and now-wife Janay last February in a casino elevator went public […]

September 10, 2014

Rice Abuse Video Revealed Nothing We Didn’t Know Already

Apologies for the blunt language, but can we please cut the crap? Meaning: can we stop pretending we know something now that we didn’t before about what Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice did to his then-fiancée in the elevator of that Atlantic City casino? Can we stop pretending new information has come to light? […]

September 10, 2014

Paul Simon, Wife Edie Brickell Charged With Domestic Violence

By David Owens, The Hartford Courant NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Singer Paul Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, face domestic violence charges related to a weekend incident at their home. Police in New Canaan said Simon, 72, and Brickell, 47, were charged with disorderly conduct after what police described as a “family dispute” on […]

April 28, 2014

Supreme Court Keeps Guns Away From Those Guilty Of Domestic Violence

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday strengthened a federal law that bars anyone convicted of domestic violence from possessing a gun. In a 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court said the ban extended to anyone who had pleaded guilty to at least a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence, even […]

March 27, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Reviews Gun Law For Domestic Violence Offenders

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments as it struggles to determine whether domestic violence offenders could be barred from possessing a firearm even if they have only committed minor offenses. The high court’s nine justices took up the case of James Castleman, who argues that his domestic assault conviction in Tennessee for […]

January 16, 2014

In Kansas, Domestic Violence Prosecutions Take A Back Seat To Politics

Update 10/14: The district attorney has agreed to hear some domestic violence cases in Topeka. Budget cuts are usually painful for local governments, but in Topeka, Kan., a fight over money could truly hurt constituents. The mayor and city council voted Tuesday night to repeal the city’s ordinance against domestic violence, jeopardizing abuse victims’ access […]

October 12, 2011