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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 they

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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 injury

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