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United States v. Morrison
Citation:529 U.S. 598, 120 S.Ct. 1740, 146 L.Ed.2d 658 (2000).
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Brzonkala, a student at Virginia Tech, was allegedly sexually assaulted multiple times by Morrison. She sued him under section 13981 of the Violence Against Women Act, which provides victims of gender-motivated violence the right to sue their attackers in federal court. Morrison is arguing that Congress exceeded their authority in enacting this section. The federal government intervened to defend the section’s constitutionality.
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