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DOMA Overturned. Should You Get Married Now?

The big news of last week was the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor which essentially overturned DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act).  Same sex couples throughout the nation have been celebrating the news.  But what does it

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Lax Gun Laws are Killing Women

As the national spotlight has turned to gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. massacre, in Congress, there has been some discussion of how gun reform can help domestically abused women. Last week, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) —

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The Violence Against Women Act

Today, President Obama signed a bill that both strengthened and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Thanks to the bipartisan agreement, thousands of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking will be able to access resources

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Apologies May Fuel Settlement of Legal Disputes

Apologies may be good for more than just the soul, according to research by a University of Illinois professor of law and of psychology. Jennifer Robbennolt says her studies show that apologies can potentially help resolve legal disputes ranging from

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