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NCFM wins landmark appellate victory for battered men!!

October 16, 2008
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On 10/14/08, NCFM won a landmark victory for battered men in the appellate case of Woods v. Shewry, originally filed by NCFM back in 2005.  The California Court of Appeal (4th District) ruled that it is unconstitutional to exclude male victims of domestic violence from state-funded programs because it violates men’s constitutional right to equal protection.  The decision mentions NCFM and is at http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/C056072.PDF 
 
Here are a few media stories on the decision as of the date of this post: 
 
San Francisco Chronicle, “Appeals Court Decision Supports Battered Men,” 10/16/08
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/15/BA3S13HOLS.DTL
 
Sacramento Bee, “Court: End Domestic Violence Program Discrimination,” 10/16/08
 
 
Metropolitan News-Enterprise, “Court Rules Domestic Violence Programs Must be Open to Men,” 10/15/08 http://www.metnews.com/articles/2008/wood101508.htm
 
 
 
 

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