Legal Momentum remembers with admiration, respect, and love Judge Judith S. Kaye, the first woman to serve on New York State’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, and the first woman to serve as that court’s Chief Judge. She died of cancer on January 6, 2016, at age 77.
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Legal Momentum is relieved and encouraged by yesterday’s guilty verdict in the trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma City police officer who abused his authority to sexually coerce and assault 13 Black women, one of them only a teen.
The fact that this serial abuse by a uniformed officer occurred demonstrates the urgent need to continue working with law enforcement on needed reforms. As one of the victims testified, “What kind of police do you call on the police?”
Free Webinar: Raped or "Seduced"? How the Language We Use Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence
Please join Legal Momentum's National Judicial Education Program for a free webinar:
Raped or "Seduced"? How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Time: 3-4:30 PM EST | 2-3:30 PM CST | 1-2:30 PM MST | 12-1:30 PM PST
Update: View the recorded webinar.
Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: From Teen Dating Violence to Trafficking
Join Legal Momentum's National Judicial Education Program for a free webinar on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (2:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Mountain, 12:00 PM Pacific).
Calling on All Employers to Make Workplaces Truly Safe for All—Domestic Violence Is a Workplace Issue
Legal Momentum is calling on all employers, no matter how large or small, to adopt the “This Workplace Is a DV-Free Zone Bill of Rights” and put into place a policy that ensures that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are safe at work.
Legal Momentum welcomes news that colleges and universities in the Big 12 football conference (following the lead of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), will bar transfer students who have been disciplined for “sexual assault, domestic violence, or other forms of sexual violence” from participating in collegiate football. That rule was put into effect, partly, in response to a Baylor University football student, Sam Ukwuachu, who was sentenced to 6 months behind bars, and 10 years probation for sexually assaulting a Baylor female soccer player. Ukwuachu transferred from Boise Sta
On Saturday, August 15, 2015, a diverse group of high school and college students, parents, university administrators and faculty, government officials, parents, activists, and others gathered at a movie theater in Bellevue, WA, for a screening of the riveting documentary on campus sexual assault, The Hunting Ground, followed by a thought-provoking and informative panel discussion of the issues raised in the film.
A college rape prevention program sounds like a good idea. Everyone’s heard about the sexual assault epidemic plaguing college campuses; this type of program seems like the right response to an issue that has long gone ignored. A rape prevention program that is effective and that decreases the likelihood of rape and sexual assault is a welcome step forward. But a rape prevention program that is specifically for women takes the wrong approach.
To understand the struggle to get people to acknowledge Black women as victims of homicide and police violence, you need look no further than the last several days.
Legal Momentum Joins Governor Cuomo and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Saying "Enough Is Enough" to Campus Sexual Assault
Legal Momentum was front and center in celebrating the signing of New York’s landmark “Enough Is Enough” legislation, which protects students who are sexual assault victims.