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Supreme Court Adopts Postion Laid Out in VLS Students' Amicus Brief

December 4, 2008

Students in Professor Hanna's Women and the Law course examining the legal issues associated with a domestic violence case decided to get involved. They wrote and filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on the impact the case would have on victims of domestic and sexual violence. In January 2009, the Supreme Court heard the case, received the amicus brief, and adopted the position laid out in it. The position was eventually written by Justice Ginsberg.

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