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Legal Theory Bookworm: "Gender, Technology and Violence," edited by Segrave & Vitis

The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Gender, Technology and Violence, edited by Marie Segrave & Laura Vitis.  Here is a description: Technological developments move at lightening pace and can bring with them new possibilities for social harm. This book brings together original empirical and … Continue reading

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Case o' The Week: "Same either way" not OK – Vederoff and Post-Johnson status of Washington (non)-"Crimes of Violence"

  A downward variance to 60 months, or an upward variance to five years – mirror image, same result, yes?  Well, actually, no.United States v. Vederoff, 2019 WL 4706734(9thCir. Feb. 1, 2019), decision available here.Players: Decision by District Judge Gaitan, WD … Continue reading

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Case o' The Week: The 411 on 211 – Bankston and California Robbery and Guideline "Crime of Violence" (CPC 211)

The Hon. Judge Marsha Berzon  “Why the hell did [the Sentencing Commission”] do it this way? It’s ridiculous!” . . .  “I feel like calling them up and asking them!”  So fumed Judge Berzon when wrestling with the 2016 amendment to … Continue reading

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Case o' The Week: Ninth Nixes Extortion Contortions – Edling and "Crime of Violence" Under Guideline Definition

  Did Tony Soprano extort by threatening “physical injury” to his victim's iPad?  (Yeah, the Ninth doesn’t think so, either.)United States v. Edling, 2018 WL 2752208 (9thCir. June 8, 2018), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Watford, joined by C.J. … Continue reading

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"Marijuana use is associated with intimate partner violence perpetration among men arrested for domestic violence"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new research published in Translational Issues in Psychological Science. Here is the article's abstract: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health problem. Substance use, particularly alcohol, is … Continue reading

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