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Amicus Brief for Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project: Robertson v. Watson

Published: March, 2010| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In this case, the petitioner obtained a civil protection order, which the defendant later violated. Petitioner sought to enforce the civil protection order by filing a private action for contempt when… View this resource

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Giles v. California Amicus Curiae

Published: March, 2008| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, Kristine Lizdas

In this criminal case, Defendant had killed his girlfriend but claimed it was self-defense and, in his trial, sought to exclude statement the girlfriend had made to law enforcement who responded to an… View this resource

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Office on Violence Against Women Statement on Giles v. California

Published: July, 2008| Cindy Dyer

In the case of Giles v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing applied only when a defendant caused a victim’s absence from trial and did so with the… View this resource