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Women Made Whole: How Tort Law Can Change The Lives Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Victims, Sara L. Crewson 2015 University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus

Women Made Whole: How Tort Law Can Change The Lives Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Victims, Sara L. Crewson

Sara L Crewson

Tort law and insurance companies are failing to provide female domestic violence victims with adequate access to civil courts, proper legal mechanisms with which to gain that access, and are far behind the times when compared to other gender-linked crimes like those of rape and sexual assault. The Restatement of Torts (Third) has classified domestic violence as an intentional tort, and most insurance policies will not provide coverage for harms that were committed intentionally. Certain homeowners' insurance policies won't provide coverage if a spouse tries to sue another spouse for harms committed, leaving vulnerable wives unable to seek compensation ...


Scholars Of The Constitutional Rights Of Children (Amici Curiae), Tanya M. Washington 2015 Georgia State University College of Law

Scholars Of The Constitutional Rights Of Children (Amici Curiae), Tanya M. Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

My co-authors and I filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges last month. Our first co-authored amicus brief was filed with the Supreme Court in U.S. Windsor in 2013, and it was cited by the Respondents in their brief to the Court. The Defense of Marriage Act's harmful impact on children in same-sex families was the focus of that brief, and the Court acknowledged those harms as relevant to its analysis of DOMA's constitutionality. Our brief was published in the Iowa Journal of Gender, Race and Justice.

In our amicus ...


The Inevitability Of Discretion: What Proponents Of Parenting Time Guidelines Can Learn From Thirty Years Of Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Joi T. Montiel 2015 Faulkner University School of Law

The Inevitability Of Discretion: What Proponents Of Parenting Time Guidelines Can Learn From Thirty Years Of Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Joi T. Montiel

Joi T Montiel

For decades, the prevailing standard for a judge making a decision regarding parenting time has been “the best interest of the child.” Because the high degree of discretion afforded to a trial court by the best interest standard may render inconsistent and unpredictable results, the standard has been widely criticized. In the past half century, federal sentencing has undergone similar scrutiny. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines—“the most controversial and disliked sentencing reform initiative in U.S. history”—have substantially curtailed judicial discretion in an effort to ensure uniformity in sentencing.

Several states have explored limiting judicial discretion in the area ...


Equitable Tolling Denied: Uniform Standard Breaks Abuser’S Control Within Domestic Violence, Laura E. Petkovich 2015 University of Missouri School of Law

Equitable Tolling Denied: Uniform Standard Breaks Abuser’S Control Within Domestic Violence, Laura E. Petkovich

Laura E Petkovich

No abstract provided.


Crying Wolf: The Use Of False Accusations Of Abuse To Influence Child Custodianship And A Proposal To Protect The Innocent, Robert W. Kerns JR 2015 West Virginia University

Crying Wolf: The Use Of False Accusations Of Abuse To Influence Child Custodianship And A Proposal To Protect The Innocent, Robert W. Kerns Jr

Robert W Kerns JR

A false accusation of child abuse is one of the gravest offenses one can allege against a parent. In our society there exists a bright line standard that if a child is abused, the law steps in to shield the child from the attacker; but what happens when our legal system is manipulated so as to trick a court into protecting a child from an innocent parent? The welfare of a child cannot be recognized when he or she is fractioned from a qualified parent because an opposing parent cried wolf, and knowingly made false accusations against the other of ...


From Baby M To Baby M(Anji): Regulating International Surrogacy Agreements, yehezkel Margalit 2015 SelectedWorks

From Baby M To Baby M(Anji): Regulating International Surrogacy Agreements, Yehezkel Margalit

Hezi Margalit

In 1985, when Kim Cotton became Britain’s first commercial surrogate mother, Europe was exposed to the issue of surrogacy for the first time on a large scale. Three years later, in 1988, the famous case of Baby M drew the attention of the American public to surrogacy as well. These two cases implicated fundamental ethical and legal issues regarding domestic surrogacy and triggered a fierce debate about motherhood, child-bearing, and the relationship between procreation, science and commerce. These two cases exemplified the debate regarding domestic surrogacy - a debate that has now been raging for decades. Contrary to the well-known ...


For Men Only: A Gap In The Rules Makes Sex Discrimination In The Client Selection Process Ethical, Michele N. Struffolino 2015 Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center

For Men Only: A Gap In The Rules Makes Sex Discrimination In The Client Selection Process Ethical, Michele N. Struffolino

Michele N Struffolino

For Men Only: A Gap in the Rules Makes Sex Discrimination in the Client Selection Process Ethical

By Professor Michele N. Struffolino

ABSTRACT

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The billboard states: “Divorce: Men Only.” The reaction is one of confusion. Something just does not seem right. Isn’t this discrimination? Is the system willing to allow this message because the need to protect men’s rights in divorce outweighs the systemic and societal harms associated with the message?

Although this article focuses on the ethical issues associated with firms that exclude women from the pool of potential divorce clients, the existence of women only ...


Trends In The Efficacy Of Parental Alienation Allegations In Child Custody Cases And Their Implications For Tortious Action, Bruce L. Beverly 2015 Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law

Trends In The Efficacy Of Parental Alienation Allegations In Child Custody Cases And Their Implications For Tortious Action, Bruce L. Beverly

Bruce L. Beverly

As the second of a series, this paper attempts to further explore the phenomenon of parental alienation in domestic relations cases by exploring the often frustrating position that many courts take with regard to blatant and obvious violations of the fundamental rights of parents to raise and know their children. Ofttimes, where courts have found the most blatant interference and harmful manipulation by one parent of the other parent's formerly close relationship with a child, the court either forces a detrimentally aligned child into the custody of the wrongfully vilified parent, thereby harming possible the child and that injured ...


Bridging The Gap Between Intent And Status: A New Framework For Modern Parentage, yehezkel Margalit 2015 SelectedWorks

Bridging The Gap Between Intent And Status: A New Framework For Modern Parentage, Yehezkel Margalit

Hezi Margalit

The last few decades have witnessed dramatic changes in the conceptualization and methodologies of determining legal parentage in the U.S. and other countries in the western world. Through various sociological shifts, growing social openness and bio-medical innovations, the traditional definitions of family and parenthood have been dramatically transformed. This transformation has led to an acute and urgent need for legal and social frameworks to regulate the process of determining legal parentage. Moreover, instead of progressing in a piecemeal, ad-hoc manner, the framework for determining legal parentage should be comprehensive. Only a comprehensive solution will address the differing needs of ...


“A Jewish And Democratic State:” Reflections On The Fragility Of Israeli Secularism, Zvi Triger 2015 Pepperdine University

“A Jewish And Democratic State:” Reflections On The Fragility Of Israeli Secularism, Zvi Triger

Pepperdine Law Review

An essay is presented in which the author explores fragility of Israeli secularism related to Jewish religion. Topics discussed are the impact of religious monopoly over personal status in Israel on Israeli secularism, the origination of religious monopoly over personal status during the Ottoman Empire's rule over Palestine, and dispute resolution of domestic cases in communities' and tribes' religious tribunals under their religious laws.


Foreign And Religious Family Law: Comity, Contract, And The Constitution, Ann Laquer Estin 2015 Pepperdine University

Foreign And Religious Family Law: Comity, Contract, And The Constitution, Ann Laquer Estin

Pepperdine Law Review

The article focuses on role of the U.S. courts in confronting religious laws in dispute resolution of various cases of domestic relations, contracts, and torts. Topics discussed include role of secular courts in maintaining constitutional balance between the free exercise and establishment clauses, constitutional challenges faced by religious adherents, and importance of legal pluralism in the U.S.


Religious Tribunals And Secular Courts: Navigating Power And Powerlessness, Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin 2015 Pepperdine University

Religious Tribunals And Secular Courts: Navigating Power And Powerlessness, Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin

Pepperdine Law Review

In this article, the author discusses the ways such as common law, and contracts employed by religious systems for navigating their relationship with legal systems of secular states. Topics discussed include the role of religious contracts in helping religious systems negotiate with secularism, the role of religious contracts in protecting autonomy of religious systems, and the structure of marriage and divorce in Jewish law.


Congress' Role In The International Unification Of Private Law, Peter H. Pfund, George Taft 2015 United States Department of State

Congress' Role In The International Unification Of Private Law, Peter H. Pfund, George Taft

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Abolish Anonymous Reporting To Child Abuse Hotlines, Dale Margolin Cecka 2015 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Abolish Anonymous Reporting To Child Abuse Hotlines, Dale Margolin Cecka

Catholic University Law Review

All states allow the public to anonymously report suspicions of child abuse or neglect to a toll free central phone number. An extensive examination of the policy and practices behind anonymous reporting hotlines indicates that they are widely unregulated and susceptible to abuse. The possible repercussions of an anonymous phone call create costs to the family and society which do not outweigh the potential benefit of allowing anonymous public reports. Under the guise of protecting children, the law has developed in such a way that it infringes on the fundamental rights of parents and children. At the same time, anonymous ...


¿Cómo Se Acredita La Unión De Hecho?, Abelardo De La Cruz Chalán Derecho 2015 Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca

¿Cómo Se Acredita La Unión De Hecho?, Abelardo De La Cruz Chalán Derecho

Abelardo De La Cruz Chalán

Un breve enfoque a la acreditación de la unión de hecho o concubinato, siendo una situación de hecho en que se encuentran dos personas de distinto sexo que hacen vida marital sin estar unidos por el matrimonio, pero en esencia llevan una vida similar a este. A la luz de la sentencias de los órganos jurisdiccionales: la prueba escrita no es necesaria para acreditar la unión de hecho.


"'The Law’S The Law, Right?' Sexual Minority Mothers Navigating Legal Inequities And Inconsistencies.”, Emily Kazyak 2015 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

"'The Law’S The Law, Right?' Sexual Minority Mothers Navigating Legal Inequities And Inconsistencies.”, Emily Kazyak

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

LGB parents face a number of legal inequities and confront a legal landscape that not only varies drastically by state but also quickly changes. Research has shown that some LGB parents and prospective parents have inaccurate knowledge about the laws relating to parenting. Drawing on data from 21 interviews, I ask how sexual minority mothers gain knowledge about the law. I found that people were very aware of the legal inequities they face and sought to become knowledgeable about the law before they had children. Sexual minority mothers reported using four primary methods to learn about the law: doing independent ...


Homonormativity: An Ineffective Way To Approach Queer Politics, Sarah Croitoru 2015 Keene State College

Homonormativity: An Ineffective Way To Approach Queer Politics, Sarah Croitoru

Strigidae

Neoliberal ideals and movements such as the Log Cabin Republicans foster an ignorance of the intersections of race, gender, and class in issues such as marriage equality. Gay marriage, specifically, is a homonormative practice that diminishes other priorities of the sexual politics of the queer community by ignoring the structural forces in our society.


La Superstición Del Divorcio, Ramiro De Valdivia Cano 2015 Universidad Católica de Santa María

La Superstición Del Divorcio, Ramiro De Valdivia Cano

Ramiro De Valdivia Cano

El divorcio se ha convertido en una plaga que está destruyendo el tejido social. Se vincula estrechamente con el relativismo sistemático que es característico de la actual civilización del espectáculo.


The New Conflict Of Laws Code Provisions Of The Federal Republic Of Germany: Introductory Comment And Translation, Rainer Gildeggen, Jochen Langkeit 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

The New Conflict Of Laws Code Provisions Of The Federal Republic Of Germany: Introductory Comment And Translation, Rainer Gildeggen, Jochen Langkeit

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Full Faith And Credit For Homosexual Marriage And A Resurgent Defense Of Marriage Act, Steven Specht 2015 Florida State University

Full Faith And Credit For Homosexual Marriage And A Resurgent Defense Of Marriage Act, Steven Specht

Steven Specht

When the Court considered Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in United States v. Windsor, it carefully avoided addressing Section 2 which created the ability for states to ignore the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Though bans on same-sex or homosexual marriage are slowly being overturned by the courts, Section 2 creates a work-around for many states to not recognize same-sex marriages from other states on grounds of public policy. Even if the Court is to strike down all state bans on same-sex marriage in an upcoming opinion, no case on Section ...


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