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Marci A. Hamilton

Marci A. Hamilton
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Marci A. Hamilton is a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the CEO and Academic Director of the nonprofit think tank to prevent child abuse and neglect, CHILD USA, and the author of God vs. the Gavel: The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty and Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children. She also runs two active websites covering her areas of expertise, the Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, www.RFRAperils.com, and statutes of limitations for child sex abuse, www.sol-reform.com. Professor Hamilton blogs at Hamilton and Griffin on Rights. Her email address is hamilton02@aol.com.
Child Immigration

Children Are Not the Property of This Administration to Recklessly Traumatize: Stop Ripping Them...

The Trump Administration has been engaging in the practice of separating children from their parents at the border. Texas courts are filling up with immigrant parents who have had their children ripped from their arms. Neither...
Who Pays for Sex Abuse

Who Pays for Sex Abuse?

Drawing on data from the extraordinary archive of Catholic sex abuse at Bishopaccountability.org, the San Diego Tribune recently published the top 10 sexual abuse settlements by the Catholic Church in the United States. The numbers are large in the...
Miracles SOL Reform

Miracles in Child Sex Abuse Statutes of Limitation Reform: Three of the Worst States...

Since the Boston Globe revealed the pattern of institutional child sex abuse in the Spotlight series, the question has been: what can we do for these victims? The victims’ stories are heartbreaking, and the numbers shocking. They assumed no...
2017 SOLs Review

2017 SOL Reform Year in Review and How #MeToo Relates to Child Sex Abuse...

Child sex abuse is one leg of the three-legged stool of the #MeToo movement: harassment, sex assault, and child sex abuse. It was also the first domino to fall in the historic shift toward...
Try not to be Penn State

This Holiday Weekend, Try Not to Be Penn State

As usual, the Onion has published a satire that hits the truth right on the head. They have nailed Penn State: The nation’s nearly 320 million citizens all confirmed that the Penn State community’s repeated denials of...
Vaccine

The Vaccine for Pollyanna Attitudes Toward Public Health and Religious Beliefs:

For decades the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control have strongly recommended that infants and children be immunized for a range of dangerous childhood diseases. The first five to be given include Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis; H....
Silence of Children

The Silence of the Children (Locked Away in the Secret Archives of the Archdiocese...

New York lawmakers last week closed their 2017 session in “legislative hell,” as one Senator called it, without resolving a number of important issues, including the Child Victims Act, which would reform New York’s...
Absolute Power

Absolute Power Corrupts in “The Keepers”

In this era of a White House that seems impervious to the concept of accountability, you might well think this column will be about President Donald Trump. That is a tempting topic to be...
sex abuse scandel

The Child Sex Abuse Scandals Are All the Same and They Demand the Government...

The latest sex abuse scandal in the headlines paints USA Gymnastics in as bad a light as you can imagine. Indeed, it is so bad the successful president of the organization, Steven Penny had...
Sex Abuse Sports

Child Sex Abuse by the Numbers: Why Sports Must Be the Next Frontier in...

The headlines on child sex abuse have been dominated for years by issues from the Catholic Church, culminating with last year’s Oscar-winning movie, Spotlight. There have been other scandals, of course, like Penn State,...

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