Violence Against Women Act loses lawsuit rights (United States v. Morrison)

This is the latest in a series of case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student members. And if you go Premium, you’ll receive Quimbee Legal Ethics Outline (a $29 value) as part of our Premium Legal Ethics Bundle. Ready to go all in? Go Platinum and get 3 years of unlimited access to Quimbee and 3 years of ABA Premium membership (nearly a $1,000 value) for just $499. In 1994, Congress enacted the Violence Against Women Act. In the two years leading up to the act’s passage, Congress had numerous hearings and made extensive factual findings that gender-motivated violence substantially affected interstate commerce. The United States government and a rape victim filed suit under the act against Virginia Tech for its lax punishment of the alleged rapists. In United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598…

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