Politico - Hastert served as a wrestling coach and teacher in Yorkville, Ill. from 1965 to 1981. At that time, a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a minor had to be filed within two years, according to Cardozo School of Law professor Marci Hamilton. “If a victim of abuse was 16 at the time, by 19 he would have had no options left,” Hamilton said.
Just Security - As Marty Lederman’s earlier post explains, a D.C. district court is now considering the habeas petition of Guantanamo detainee Mukhtar Yahia Naji al Warafi, found in an earlier habeas case to be a member of the Taliban’s armed forces, who argues that because “hostilities” between the United States and the Taliban have ceased, the domestic statute (the AUMF) on which the United States has relied no longer authorizes his detention.
“There was this widespread assumption that if you put your child in a private school that they were in safer space,” said Marci Hamilton, a professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo law school at Yeshiva University who specializes in sexual-abuse cases and consulted on the report. “Just like all the rest of the assumptions that we’ve had about child sex abuse—that it’s rare, that it doesn’t have long-term effects—all of these myths about child sex abuse have been blown out of the water.”
MSNBC - Marci A. Hamilton is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law who maintains a site on statutes of limitation for child sex abuse, and wrote a book, Justice Denied, on the topic. She points out that though the civil statute for child sexual abuse in Arkansas has a three year limit, the criminal statute had a much longer time frame.