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The Relative Success of Civil SOL Window and Revival Statutes State-by-State
JUNE 27, 2017

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SafeSport Center: Is It the Answer to Athlete Sex Abuse? 
Indy Star    •   Tim Evans, Marisa Kwiatkowski, & Mark Alesia
MARCH 22, 2017

A new clearinghouse created to investigate sexual abuse and other misconduct in America’s 47 Olympic sports organizations quietly opened last week, and has already received nine complaints.  It has also been engaged in an exchange of tough-talking letters with a pair of attorneys representing a coalition of athletes, coaches and child abuse experts critical of the way the center was structured.

How the Conservative Religious Coalition Won the 2016 Election–Part I: Education
Verdict   •   Marci A. Hamilton
DECEMBER 22, 2016

President-elect Trump has selected Betsy DeVos to be his Secretary of Education. This may well mean the end of the Department of Education itself, although it is more likely that it makes the Department the driving force to dismantle public schools to the benefit of religious schools.

IndyStar’s Investigation on Sexual Abuse in Gymnastics: What We Know
Indy Star    •   Tim Evans, Marisa Kwiatkowski, & Mark Alesiady

DECEMBER 16, 2016

Star has undertaken the first-ever attempt to quantify the scope of sexual abuse in the sport of gymnastics. Reporters also looked into what is behind the abuse — and what can be done to combat it.

The State Law Gauntlet Facing Child Sex Abuse Survivors: A Long Way to Go to Child-Centered Justice
Verdict   •   Marci A. Hamilton
OCTOBER 13, 2016

Herculean efforts across the United States have been undertaken to eliminate the threshold legal barrier for most sex abuse victims: the statute of limitations. Some states have been very successful, while others remain mired in a system that blocks the vast majority of survivors.

Thank You, Penn State
Verdict   •   Marci A. Hamilton
MAY 12, 2016

I am a big fan of Penn State’s academics, where I attended graduate school. When “analytical” philosophy swept the nation’s universities in the early 1980s, displacing continental philosophy, Penn State had one of the few remaining departments teaching continental (European philosophy).

2021

February 24, 2021 | Colorado | Testimony re: SB 73 | SOL Reform

February 22, 2021 | Hawaii | Testimony re: HB 568 | SOL Reform

February 22, 2021 | Hawaii | Testimony re: SB 48 | Child Sex Trafficking Reform

February 20, 2021 | South Dakota | Testimony re: HB 1178 and HB 1181 | SOL Reform

February 14, 2021 | Georgia | Testimony re: HB 109 | SOL Reform

February 12, 2021 | New Mexico | Testimony re: HB 56 | SOL Reform

February 12, 2021 | Hawaii | Testimony re: SB 279 | Child Marriage Reform

February 11, 2021 | Hawaii | Testimony re: SB 1401 | SOL Reform

February 10, 2021 | Hawaii | Testimony re: HB 570 | SOL Reform

January 30, 2021 | North Dakota | Testimony re: HB 1382 | SOL Reform

January 30, 2021 | North Dakota| Testimony re: HB 1384 | SOL Reform

2020

October 28, 2020 | Massachusetts | Testimony re: S 2815 | SOL Reform

September 22, 2020 | Pennsylvania | Testimony re: SB 868 Kayden's Law | Family Court Reform

February 24, 2020 | South Dakota | Testimony re: SD HB 1196 | SOL Reform

February 20, 2020 | New Hampshire | Testimony re: NH SB 508 | SOL Reform

February 11, 2020 | Kansas | Testimony re: KA HB 2306 | SOL Reform

January 29, 2020 | Hawaii | Testimony re: HI SB 2316 & SB 2109 | SOL Reform

2019

September 25, 2019 | Pennsylvania | Testimony re: PA SB 540 | SOL Reform (Video)

September 10, 2020 | Ohio | Testimony re: OH HB 249 | SOL Reform

April 23, 2019 | Vermont | Testimony re: VT H. 330 | SOL Reform

April 1, 2019 | Connecticut | Testimony re: CT SB 3 | SOL Reform

March 21, 2019 | Rhode Island | Testimony re: RI SB 315 | SOL Reform

March 2019 | New Jersey | Testimony re: New Jersey S. 477 | SOL Reform

March 2019 | California | Testimony re: California | SOL Reform

March 2019 | Maryland | Testimony re: Maryland HB 687 |SOL Reform

January 2019 | Rhode Island Testimony re: Rhode Island HB5171 | SOL Reform

January 28, 2019 | New York Remarks by Prof. Hamilton  Passage of New York Child Victims Act | SOL Reform

January 25, 2019 | New York | Memo re: New York’s Child Victims Act | SOL Reform

2018

July 20, 2018 | Chile Testimony re: Statute of Limitations Reform for Child Sex Abuse Victims 

February 26, 2018 | Georgia | Testimony re: Hidden Predator Act | SOL Reform

2017

February 7, 2017 | Hawaii | Testimony re: H.B. 415 | SOL Reform

January 23, 2017 | Washington Testimony by Rita Swan | Medical Neglect

2016

June 13, 2016 | Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania – HB 1947 | SOL Reform

2015

February 2, 2015 | Georgia | The Hidden Predator Act, H.B. 1 | SOL Reform

2014

March 18, 2014 | Hawaii | Testimony re: H.B. 2034 | SOL Reform

February 4, 2014 | Iowa | Testimony in favor of Iowa SB 3112 (SF 2109) | SOL Reform

2013

March 8, 2013 | New York 2013 NY Child Victims Act #A1771 | SOL Reform

March 6, 2013 | Minnesota | Minnesota Senate Bill 534 and House Bill 681 | SOL Reform

2012

February 6, 2012 | South DakotaTestimony Before South Dakota House Judiciary Committee | SOL Reform

February 2, 2012 | New York Testimony Before the New York City Council on Education | Religious Freedom

2011

December 5, 2011 | Pennsylvania Testimony Before the Pennsylvania Assembly on Children/Youth | SOL Reform

April 29, 2011 | New York | Testimony before the New York Assembly Committee on Codes | SOL Reform

2010

March 15, 2010 | Connecticut | Marci Hamilton’s Testimony on Connecticut Raised Bill No. 5473 |Damages

March 4, 2010 | Arizona Testimony before Arizona Senate, SB-1292 | SOL Reform

February 7, 2010 | Guam | Guam Senate Committee on Economic Development | SOL Reform

 

1998

June 23, 1998 | Federal | Marci Hamilton's Testimony on Judiciary S. 1248, The Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1998

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