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Archive for June 2007

Opinion piece: S.B. 29’s application reaches beyond the Catholic Church

Letter to the editor, published in The News Journal, June 26, 2007 For those concerned citizens who believe that Senate Bill 29, the Child Victims Act, is a measure of protection that is limited to victims from within the Catholic faith organizations, I would pose one question. If the public sector, or state agencies, are … Continue reading

News: Senate OKs amended child sexual abuse bill

Diocese criticizes Catholic League’s ‘irresponsible’ reaction By BETH MILLER, The News Journal June 21, 2007 DOVER — The Delaware Senate gave its unanimous approval Wednesday to a slightly amended bill that eliminates the two-year civil statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner said she would sign the bill when … Continue reading

News: House passes SB 29: Vote is 41-0!

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2007 in the News Journal House passes landmark child abuse bill, 41-0  Minor amendment sends S.B. 29 back to Senate; easy confirmation expected By BETH MILLER, The News Journal DOVER — Delaware’s House of Representatives passed what one law professor called “the strongest bill for child sexual abuse victims in the … Continue reading

News: Landmark sexual abuse bill heads to governor’s office

By BETH MILLER, The News Journal June 20, 2007 DOVER — The Delaware Senate gave its unanimous approval today to a slightly amended bill that eliminates the two-year civil statute of limitations in cases of child sexual abuse. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner said she would sign the bill when it reaches her desk. The vote … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: House should protect future victims and give past ones some justice

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2007 as the lead editorial in the News Journal House should protect future victims and give past ones some justice The Delaware House of Representatives is scheduled to open debate today on Senate Bill 29, the Child Victim’s Act. House members should follow the actions of their Senate colleagues and pass … Continue reading

Opinion Piece: Should we put a time limit on justice?

Opponents of S.B. 29 want to let the worst offenders get away with their crimes By KAREN PETERSON Sunday, June 17, 2007 PERSPECTIVE In recent weeks, the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has published a number of articles, letters and editorials purporting to support the objectives of Senate Bill 29, The Child Victims Act, while urging … Continue reading

Opinion piece: Those abused in childhood need law to pursue justice

Letter to the editor published in The News Journal June 7, 2007 For those of us who attended prior hearings on similar legislation, the state Senate hearing on Senate Bill 29 was an epiphany. We witnessed the fact that victims of childhood sexual abuse are no longer willing to have experts and advocates testify on … Continue reading

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