Elizabeth Well arguing case

Justice Journal: February 2016

The February 2016 Justice Journal features articles about Crime Victim Privacy Rights, Our Name Change, Models of Justice Awards, Right to Be Present, and Crime Victims' Rights Trainings. February's guest writer is Victoria Michaels one of our committed volunteers. The Journal also highlights Ruth Rudibaugh for her contributions as a volunteer.

The Justice League assists in protecting rape shield laws

Gagne v. Booker, 2012 WL 1700291 (Sixth Circuit, May 16, 2012)

The Justice League and the National Crime Victims Law Institute participated in this case as co-amici. The lower court granted the defendant's habeas corpus petition, finding that evidence of the victim's previous participation in group sex with the defendant and a thrid party should have been admitted. The lower court held that the inadmissibility of this evidence at the trial level violated the defendant's constitutional right to present a complete defense.

Cathy Harper Lee and Cherish Lewis attend the unveiling of the "GlassBook" Project in Washington D.C.

On Thursday, April 15, 2010, Cathy Harper Lee and Cherish Lewis attended the unveiling of the “GlassBook” Project during the kick-off of National Crime Victims Rights Week sponsored by the Department of Justice, Rutgers University, Justice for Children-DC, and Witness Justice. After a thorough review of the facts, they have chosen Cherish and her little girl’s case as an expose of the failure the criminal justice system and family courts throughout the nation to hold offenders accountable and protect children.