Tag Archives: Office of Legal Counsel

Office of Legal Counsel: VAWA Applies to Same-sex Violence

On June 9th, the Office of Legal Councel (OLC) for the U.S. Department of Justice released an opinion (actually dated April 27th, 2010) asserting that the criminal provisions of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) apply to “otherwise covered … Continue reading

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Dawn Johnsen Update and Elena Kagan Confirmed

Last week, we blogged about Dawn Johnsen’s nomination to head the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice and how anti-choice activists were trying to stall the committee vote that would send her nomination to be voted upon … Continue reading

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