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Leahy scraps provision in anti-domestic violence bill following complaints!

November 11, 2011

leahyWASHINGTON – Sen. Patrick Leahy will scrap a provision in draft legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act following complaints that it would compromise due-process protections for college students accused of sexual harassment or violence.

“Because of the feedback he has received concerning this proposal, he does not plan to include it in the bill he later will introduce,” Erica Chabot, spokeswoman for the Senate Judiciary Committee, said this week.

Leahy, D-Vt., is the committee’s chairman.

His draft measure would have required federally funded colleges and universities to apply a lower standard of proof — a “preponderance” of evidence rather than “clear and convincing” evidence — in cases of alleged domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The provision would codify controversial guidance from federal education officials… read the rest here: Leahy scraps provision in anti-domestic violence bill following complaints  Also see:

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3 Responses to Leahy scraps provision in anti-domestic violence bill following complaints!

  1. lester stokes on November 18, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    has anyone had the misfortune to have had a false pfa in pennsylvania.there is no guide lines that judges use to reach their decissions to permanently have someone removed from their own home and ruin that persons most cases this is like instant divorce.and in many cases there are womens rights groups that walk these women through the entire process.where are mens rights in these cases.take heed men in pa. ps i would be the first person in line to stand and protect a woman from harm.

  2. CyclotronMajesty on November 12, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Hey man, isn't he a good leader for listening to popular opinions? He can't be as much as a scumbag now as he was before he scrapped the mandate can he? I think this marks a turning point. Good news. Be happy.

  3. Ray2447 on November 11, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Good, when will the big fool scrap the rest of the misandrist garbage in VAWA. Oh, that's right, he wouldn't have a bill left if he did. :-/ Sen. Leahy, Grand Dragon of America's biggest hate movement.

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