Violence Against Women

  • Determined the right to sue a parish priest and diocese for sexual misconduct and demand civil remedies under VAWA.
  • Determined the right to sue under VAWA's civil rights remedy for nonphysical violence (e.g. threats and harassment).
  • A pro se defendant’s right to self-representation in personally cross-examining a child victim who accused him of sexual violence.
  • Determined whether Arizona State University is liable under Title IX for the rape of a student by another student who was known to be a serial sexual harasser.
  • Addressed whether state-supported shelters for domestic violence that do not admit adult men violate equal protection or other rights of men.
  • Addressed the constitutionality of the Violence Against Women Act civil rights remedy. The decision was overruled, in part, by the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Morrison.
  • Prosecuting a stalker under VAWA for violating a restraining order against him and crossing state lines to access his victim.
  • Wisconsin's multiple laws to prohibit domestic abusers’ access to firearms are not preempted by the federal Communications Decency Act.
  • Determined the right of abuse victim to leave work to obtain protection orders against an abuser.
  • Determined whether municipalities can be held liable for hiring employees who injure someone.
  • Determined the use of the discovery rule to extend the statute of limitations in childhood incest cases.
  • Determined whether the federal domestic violence misdemeanor gun ban law -- the Lauternberg Amendment -- requires a domestic relationship between the offender and the victim.