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Defense Bill Will Not Include Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Amendment

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Though the National Defense Authorization Act will be passed with no amendments, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has also introduced the Military Justice Improvement Act, which would remove prosecution of sexual assault from the military chain of command, as a stand-alone bill, and she says she will continue to fight for its passage.

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Legal Wrap: Advocates Push for Federal Abortion Rights Protections

After what feels like years on the defensive, reproductive rights advocates pushed ahead with proposed federal protections for reproductive rights.

After what feels like years on the defensive, reproductive rights advocates pushed ahead with proposed federal protections for reproductive rights.

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Air Force Colonel Acquitted of Groping Charges

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, in his mug shot taken directly after the groping incident allegedly took place.

The former head of the U.S. Air Force’s sexual assault prevention branch was acquitted Wednesday of assaulting a young woman outside a Virginia bar.

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Gillibrand Starts Final Push to Reform Military Sexual Assault Prosecutions

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The senator is optimistic that her amendment, the Military Justice Improvement Act, could reach even the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster.

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Retired Generals Join Gillibrand in Push for Sexual Assault Remedy

(From left) Brig. Gen. David McGinnis, retired Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, retired Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton.

The U.S. Army’s first woman three-star general and its former top psychiatrist join a former Obama Pentagon appointee to argue for removing prosecution of sex crimes by military members from the chain of command.

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Legal Wrap: The Contraception Mandate, the Roberts Court, and the Fight Over Obamacare

Will the Roberts Court weigh in on the contraception mandate this summer? And how is the fight over the contraception mandate connected to GOP efforts to defund Obamacare?

Will the Roberts Court weigh in on the contraception mandate this summer? And how is the fight over the contraception mandate connected to GOP efforts to defund Obamacare?

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Gillibrand’s Drive Challenges Senate Power Brokers on Military Sexual Assault Remedy

Sen. Claire McCaskill has said she will filibuster her Democratic colleague's Military Justice Improvement Act, which would remove prosecution decisions for serious crimes like sexual assault from the military command.

Studies suggest that Gen Xers like Kirsten Gillibrand question authority and reject seniority, while Baby Boomers like Claire McCaskill treasure loyalty and play by the rules. A proposal to stem the military’s sexual assault crisis may just be the result of generational divide.

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A Case Study in Awful: The 8 Worst Parts of the Recent Naval Academy Rape Hearing

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I take a look at some of the horrible insinuations, statements, and questions used by defense attorneys to impugn the character of a 21-year-old female midshipman.

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Federal Lawsuit Seeks Removal of U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent From Rape Case

A lawsuit filed after the close of an Article 32 hearing in a Naval Academy rape case argues the military justice system is biased against victims of sexual violence.

A lawsuit filed after the close of an Article 32 hearing in a Naval Academy rape case argues the military justice system is biased against victims of sexual violence.

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Navy Rape Hearing: Was the Midshipman Wearing Underwear the Night of the Party?

A woman at the Naval Academy, after reporting gang rape by football players, is put on trial. Meanwhile, an Air Force case shows how chain of command protects perpetrators.

A woman at the Naval Academy, after reporting gang rape by football players, is put on trial. Meanwhile, an Air Force case shows how chain of command protects perpetrators.

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