BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER + LEGAL MOMENTUM URGE US SUPREME COURT TO TAKE UP CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING CASE

Legal Momentum—The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, represented by Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case against Backpage.com for facilitating the buying and selling of children for sex. The case is Jane Doe et al. v. Backpage.com LLC, in which the website Backpage.com is charged with knowingly profiting from the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Legal Momentum, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Orrick spearhead a call to action

Legal Momentum, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe spearhead a call to action with legislators, FBI representatives, and advocates to end sextortion, a growing form of cyber-crime against women and children.

On Wednesday, September 21, Legal Momentum will host a program at the Roosevelt House in New York City to shed light on an insidious form of cyber-violence known as “sextortion,” which the FBI has called “by far the most significantly growing threat to children.” Sextortion is a form of extortion where sex or sexual images, rather than money,

Supreme Court decision in Voisine v. United States will protect lives

Legal Momentum applauds the Supreme Court’s decision in Voisine v. United States, which will most certainly protect the lives not only of domestic violence victims, but also members of the general public. The U.S. Supreme Court held that under federal law, convicted perpetrators of reckless or intentional misdemeanor domestic violence are prohibited from possessing firearms.

Legal Momentum applauds New York State’s leadership on paid leave and minimum wage

Legal Momentum applauds and thanks Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie for including paid leave and fair minimum wage policies in the state budget. These policies will strengthen opportunity for working families because they are good for working people, good for New York State, and good for business. We are pleased to see New York in the vanguard on these issues nationally.

Legal Momentum’s National Judicial Education Program Announces New Educational Materials on Teen Dating Violence

In conjunction with Teen Dating Violence Month 2016, happening this February, Legal Momentum is pleased to announce the release of a new set of educational materials for judges, courts, court-related professionals, schools, parents, teens, and the community to learn about the dangers and consequences of Teen Dating Violence. The information and resources sheets were developed by the National Judicial Education Program (NJEP), Legal Momentum’s award-winning judicial education project, with funding from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.*