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Could More Public-Interest Lawyers in D.C. Help Prevent Domestic Tragedies?

Matthew Fraidin | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC
Matthew Fraidin

Could a lawyer have saved Alecia Wheeler's life?  As the D.C. Council considers how to spend the $89 million surplus discovered recently, her tragic death reminds us that pennies spent on public-interest lawyers can provide pounds of cure.

Virginians Take Heed: Dating Violence is Not Going Away

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marjorie Gilberg

Last month, Break the Cycle released its third annual State Law Report Cards, a survey of the nation's teen dating violence civil protection laws. And for the third year in a row, Virginia received a failing grade.

New Obama/Bayh/Davis 'Fatherhood' Bill Helps Bureaucrats, Not Dads

Glenn Sacks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Sacks

Bayh and Davis have to contend with DC political realities, which work against fathers and make rational legislation to help them politically difficult.