Senate Passes Domestic Violence Bill With New Key Protections

The Senate voted Wednesday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, but the bill's transformation into law is by no means certain. A bill aimed at preventing domestic violence might sound reasonably uncontroversial, but House Republicans have voiced their opposition to some of the provisions, including one that would allow American Indian authorities to prosecute non-American Indians in tribal courts. The original 1994 act expired in 2011 and a divided Congress failed to reauthorize it...Full Story
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