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  • Supreme Court sets aside $3.4-million verdict for child-porn victim

    WASHINGTON — Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may claim damages from every person caught with illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But justices rejected the idea that a...
  • Mixed Supreme Court ruling on damages for child porn victims

    WASHINGTON — Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may demand compensation from every person caught downloading and possessing the illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But...
  • Dr. Phil Makes Waves on Capitol Hill With Social Causes

    When it comes to critical social causes, Dr. Phil McGraw ventures beyond the walls of Paramount Studios to make an impact. McGraw has testified before Congress on two high-profile occasions, the first on June 14, 2010, before the U.S. House Subcommittee...
  • Want to help protect women worldwide? Apparently, Congress doesn't.

    Recently, two girls, aged 14 and 15, were gang-raped in the poverty-stricken Uttar Pradesh state of India. They were later found dead, hanging from the branches of a mango tree. In Pakistan late last month, family members of a pregnant woman beat her to...
  • George Will's head-in-the-sand take on college sexual assault

    On a summer evening in 1984, conservative columnist George Will attended a Bruce Springsteen concert, where he heard “Born in the U.S.A.,” Springsteen’s scathing critique of the Vietnam War. Will, who stuffed his ears with cotton balls...
  • Congress should stand up for the world's women

    Bravo to The Times editorial board for speaking truth to power on violence against women globally. It's nothing short of inexcusable that Congress has yet to pass the International Violence Against Women Act. ("Want to help protect women worldwide?...
  • A 'do-nothing Congress' for the record books?

    WASHINGTON — By the numbers, this Congress is on track to make the infamous "do-nothing Congress" of the late 1940s look downright prolific. Before the Senate adjourned Friday for an extended holiday break, the two bodies of the 113th Congress...
  • Mohammed Khaku: In wake of Ray Rice video, community must address domestic violence

    Mohammed Khaku: In wake of Ray Rice video, community must address domestic violence
    In the wake of the TMZ video of Ray Rice slugging his now-wife in a casino elevator, the Baltimore Ravens terminating his contract and the NFL giving him an indefinite suspension were appropriate. Rice possibly losing his career will bring light to the...
  • Former White House staffer hired to represent NFL in Washington

    The NFL on Tuesday announced the hiring of Cynthia C. Hogan, a former White House official who worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Violence Against Women Act, which became law 20 years ago. Hogan, longtime counsel to Vice President Joe...
  • Congress members demand 'transparency' from Roger Goodell in Ray Rice investigation

    Congress has spoken. Twelve members of the House of Representative Judiciary Committed issued a demand in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, strongly requesting that the league exercise transparency regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence...
  • Domestic violence deserves attention year round [Commentary]

    Domestic violence deserves attention year round [Commentary]
    While most of us were sitting safely in our homes or offices this week watching the news and social media coverage of the announcements by the Ravens and the NFL, hundreds of women in Maryland were walking into courthouses, domestic violence advocates'...