[DV_listserv] FW: Violence Against Women Monthly Digest
Domestic Violence issues
dv_listserv at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Thu Oct 20 14:37:02 PDT 2011
From: National Crime Victim Law Institute [mailto:ncvli at ncvli.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of National Crime Victim Law Institute
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:31 PM
To: Greenawald Erin S
Subject: Violence Against Women Monthly Digest
Having trouble viewing this email? Click here <http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=ikdcttcab&v=001_bti-hHe0Cw0dDnbMMbP90UFn6C-HkEuYb5Ot9IUW73cvhIJPiY7HZk_bF83YHLnEuBvOH0ADvTbz8RT8Py6ZnZwLPKiOxgFrkZuLy6o1h6XeLmXl7Xe13ELZfVa9WzH9TWpzb-SCm6cL_mnf1nuiW8Wqyqcu5QUdeCJVdbKE9OjKnfaN6jz73vww8wvcQZeYxMoxQC8N85tUENGyLFiP3lf6EzBHg43SI50L3XjyZdWL1-srgcUIqnUNY5JEx8Ho9RcnLMZEyNnvx-zrw7jiqHIcoPk-yve>
[http://img.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/shr_drw_left.png] [http://img.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/shr_drw_fb.png] <http://s.rs6.net/t?e=0dhK1kG1BqQ&c=1&r=1> [http://img.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/shr_drw_twit.png] <http://s.rs6.net/t?e=0dhK1kG1BqQ&c=3&r=1> [http://img.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/shr_drw_linked.png] <http://s.rs6.net/t?e=0dhK1kG1BqQ&c=4&r=1> [http://img.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/shr_drw_divider.png] [http://img.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/shr_drw_more.png] <http://s.rs6.net/t?e=0dhK1kG1BqQ&c=5&r=1> [http://img.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/shr_drw_right.png] [http://img.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/shr_btn_like_sm.png] <http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Violence-Against-Women-Monthly-Digest.html?soid=1102316637512&aid=0dhK1kG1BqQ#fblike>
Welcome to NCVLI's Violence Against Women Digest! In this digest, you will find some of the many news items affecting victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, stalking, trafficking, and other crimes against women. Please note that we have now moved to a monthly publication.
United States v. Ellerbrock, Crim. App. No. 200070925, --- M.J. ---, 2011 WL 3862569 (U.S. Armed Forces Aug. 31, 2011)
Defendant was found guilty of rape and sodomy by force in a military tribunal. He appealed, arguing that the military judge erred in applying Military Rule of Evidence 412, the military's Rape Shield Law, to exclude evidence of the victim's prior extra-marital affair. He argued that this evidence was necessary because it showed a motive to fabricate the allegations against defendant. The military judge found the evidence to be inadmissible under 412 as well as only marginally relevant to show motive to lie, and the probative nature of the evidence did not outweigh the dangers to the victim's privacy interests. On appeal, the appellate court found that any error was harmless, because defense argued that the victim had a motive to fabricate about the consensual nature of the sex even without evidence of the prior affair. The court reversed, finding that the evidence should have been admitted under an exception to the rape shield law that allows for the admission of evidence if its exclusion would violate the constitutional rights of the accused, including defendant's Sixth Amendment confrontation rights and the right to impeach witnesses. It interpreted this exception as requiring that evidence be admitted when the evidence is relevant, material, and the probative value outweighs the dangers of unfair prejudice. Here, the court found the evidence to be relevant and material because the victim did not want her marriage to end, which tends to show that she had a motive to fabricate about whether the sexual intercourse was consensual. It found the evidence to be probative because the witnesses's testimony was conflicting, thus placing greater weight on the victim's testimony. Finally, the court found that the probative nature outweighed the prejudicial nature of the evidence, because "with proper instructions from the military judge on how the members could use this evidence, there is little concern that the members would have been misled." The court then found that exclusion of the evidence was not harmless error based on the importance of the victim's testimony, the presence of contradicting testimony, and the extent of cross-examination allowed, among other factors. Two judges wrote separately in dissent, both focusing on the low probative value of the evidence.
Facing Cuts, a City Repeals Its Domestic Violence Law<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4vS3vDgVnBd6qmW-MbpC5Nxgcsb_dCXYgi2Ox_6Q_bmH6MasjjWRYJLSJogbw_l47xoOixHqDamOjamDxT5wJGeuaO3nO1FbLIQS-Lz07WPwNgXDt7Fr15LlGSxcRUZA7iOokpGoO5ikkAtDT6hdTmzk6quWSLUNqmB05Xs-skKo-gwwNQApyksqUu1tJtrR8t0b0gfwRSu8Q==>
The City of Topeka decriminalizes misdemeanor domestic violence. Domestic violence remains a crime under Kansas state law.
Rape Definition Too Narrow in Federal Statistics, Critics Say<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4tzX_BdlGYgdv3LNZvTNXMGwF853wWCM2lL566pp52SEUaaqOHX7bWDoVX5EOrblQ5QF2vbf696rW4vfTa0Iwlw0NTRjNUcszPx3J0suGGz7XECY0kLg3n9MwZqm18qKApeHQm5pxxvyWj4Jb3be6L8L5C0e_HysTMHdNS2cXoALa_r0s-kXTAU-ibO5hAJL8lN8V1kVG2qlqGxM8pJYOij7FeS8sMBCSc=>
Many cases of rape are not counted in the FBI's yearly federal accounting of sexual assaults, including sexual assault cases involving anal or oral penetration, penetration with an object, cases where victims were drugged or under the influence or alcohol, or cases with male victims.
MILITARY: 'Flawed' new rape law roils military justice system <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4tYEw__rUvtJmhFwnfFiLXZ8Fp5pioRU6K_sHwJ9eA7mLzue42vK4N64LrYdYcEZQFpk7okTjkA5zSjbKCuB2ahQwU_MN77NaZV1uV4rvuKb3uocqySgD8oQpx4vyjFwsraG2G1v5Y1DjXNBnTwvKuTrS1dM6EekTKWrIqB_Ys48M9FPHtir-jsWQFNebKof8m74XSn9GyYvw==>
Military sexual assault - which shifts the burden of proof involving consent to the defendant- has been met with anger by military tribunals.
Bill to protect Peace Corps rape victims passes in Senate<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4s9odXbtqqFzrEbd0eJLfQxxoDFNVPUEtl0hl1z2X-92C4BhNcNjmq2UByAzInxpmzON3JEolHJweZN3ZCBP9wPGhASpmacCLBIhUTtVzPDi5lERLaclzvQHMj8Eny5WQHLUslMJwqs-Q==>
Legislation would enforce protections for whistleblowers of sexual assault.
Council moves bill on rent justice for abuse victims<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4vqequRDRs8aXtkO0cG6vvOVodehuP9qI9lrYmvDa0t2nk2cQJXm9KLasML3k2M766bPDMLtbttGUJmy5x5SfGBfb58pLIjJxTvA5w0_0v5TJ0tc3J5GbRDKzIbwNoOKzcH8tNzw58hhfZU9NkJ2aC1XgkK4HWVm8H7ZyV9zOYGxACpIm9yLnVjoI3yiF92YkqoZFxOTqEKDA==>
Preliminary approval is given to a Pennsylvania city council's bill that would prohibit landlords from terminating a lease based on a tenant's status as a domestic-violence victim and require that they terminate or adjust the lease upon the victim's request.
New state law speeds protective orders against batterers<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4t6zHaH0-QJTMqLpZA_-g_bbTK1QbTRhsjBzTqlzPGWgjD6z9bi_HwQkgVGyOMImIEOqXB7ch15Wj-9XryveNfIIVjdVBJ9AhA5qcl0ttPUkuslJlDdrU3byl7qwVnURFng7s_yrMzn8IdHFhAevnIY_sOZ-gg5EvE=>
In California, domestic-violence victims throughout the state will soon be able to obtain long-term protective orders the instant their assailants are convicted, rather than endure a multistep process that can drag on for months.
Electronic system speeds up EPOs<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4uGs84o0dzyFM33ut6IqGkE_fKHkC4ZF0sIjcCCjFMsOgU8ZeaW2eIgDYRMcrbVej4MTloClCpuzjq3ZzSRgYXuQARr0AObMCRGwtwjbXWyS2EIsfXEjPyoUnK0j1iEFvFJelv5xUgyG-EckjnX9ehf-mso4oClJHABKLE75rlxwjSBmdXOQhJmOYrcvOBv3rg4e-PVzOeiv2CN1nZj4SOATiOmKgN_kgcJcu82r6GtO9tONmL26MWwgIs_uYJcTrul8ryVuwkNJ5UHGfqeGSpP4xpYuIOD1Uboq9FUp2Sd6yUTsAyUY6y9>
Louisville has become the first community in the nation to process emergency-protective orders electronically
New Jersey bill seeks to expand domestic-violence restraining orders to protect animals<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4vJV6wSMSlmgH1FYWsyMEgMFumJbZgXMqXykEHlKmINq-QPgCBZbnFMqd0fwXb-GhIA3f_T6ypiF28zRMD-eA1_ydTGolVqYMWcDTD5N_aqVN16iJBVgB7hpFDjGJWP0qgsu1gvHpBJrK_R5dgi8bQUNyATXoD0pQE_wgDj4fdZnHqDkmc8isZoVPKb1Vfasj8=>
A bill that would expand domestic-violence restraining orders to protect animals emerged from the Senate Judiciary Committee last month and may be voted on by the end of the year
Bill would force deportation of undocumented residents who are victims of domestic violence<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4tUF7hMRFxRC7ZQHkbDJK4IOyNTsCYkDJdC-mawX2dJM1BIlazwcv5CWs0420oFb13TU4lUklXh9oUm5Uzx-Lp9G4M-LT2IflkPRRs4eusm6DOFUkjyMXVyf8USHQIwaTQW-IiIZjJfHyMZxnQNwcY0rA95KnvIps8=>
According to immigrant advocates, a new immigration enforcement bill being considered in Congress would undermine existing immigration law by removing prosecutorial discretion and deferred action, two components that protect undocumented victims of domestic violence.
[https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/btn_fbk_160_a.png]<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4vtgY8TnZIZbQToeposwRXUi_7BkIl6TfGSw7UyE425mZqWbFtC2dLvIfT7DASm5DPBN263-r45ZsBmG-EbkCU9xeVwpIyjVAliHDEfhX8GP7WcQ8W-XQUwbSt89uueZJBzLh8F-GG5u7OyM8P2dPBwwJ-Kf-zR3IY6SyeTNr6QK6prFL8E9INB> [https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/btn_lkdin_160.png] <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4vVd_2iHFAmlvxN3NosAJXYtogP4JuxyQZU5zs4SkXrgv13rJN6yDVypEh5-JFQdaoc0-FI8T8_Q8-zJMDmVBUb7kneasP3QnY7Ppv6E7VGd6YCW0CzFY8ar0X4o9cV9VJ-rGTOgOWyDY31Pm1WA-UnaatA2XATz-zjC1e70jXgEB4Lycn1kHeI> [https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/ui/images1/btn_twit_160.png] <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ikdcttcab&et=1108212930888&s=4420&e=0012tdex8AOz4v0inW3rBCizysEV89_IJquhHlWsQriVPHJnigPDR8IfgSSamGvP1mGVPT-vBtcKnzHF_lod1VsrSwjjBrm6mF-wLDl_jUdXjg43pOYiOQ5h_636wGayg7z>
In this digest, NCVLI hopes to share some of the news, cases and research links that come across its desk on a regular basis. This Digest is not intended to be a comprehensive collection of news items affecting crime victims, nor does NCVLI express any opinion with regard to any of the stories contained in the Digest. The Digest is designed to provide subscribers with a glimpse of victims' issues being talked about and reported on across the country and the world. If you do not wish to receive this email, or if you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at ncvli at lclark.edu<mailto:ncvli at lclark.edu>
We hope that you will find this of use.
As always, you can request technical assistance at
[http://img.constantcontact.com/letters/images/SafeUnsubscribe_Footer_Logo_New.png]<http://visitor.constantcontact.com/do?p=un&mse=001bAhAGGXw8y93KwIekLLlx7zB1Slck-Qd&t=001iZWxfgbijE6-8sgzNM9k5g%3D%3D&llr=ikdcttcab> [http://img.constantcontact.com/letters/images/CC_Footer_Logo_New.png] <http://www.constantcontact.com/index.jsp?cc=TEM_Basic_206>
This email was sent to erin.greenawald at doj.state.or.us by ncvli at lclark.edu<mailto:ncvli at lclark.edu> |
National Crime Victim Law Institute | 310 SW 4th Ave., Suite 540 | Portland | OR | 97204
This e-mail may contain information that is privileged, confidential, or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the addressee or it appears from the context or otherwise that you have received this e-mail in error, please advise me immediately by reply e-mail, keep the contents confidential, and immediately delete the message and any attachments from your system.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the DV_listserv