Last week we reported that Sam Hirsch of the US Attorney General’s office announced in a private meeting that a lawsuit may be filed against VAWA. The Violence Against Women Act had been passed each year since its introduction in 1994, until provisions protecting Native American women were introduced last year. The bill was supported by many politicians of both parties, but some representatives refused to vote it back into law unless the tribal provisions were drastically changed. After an unpopular attempt to reword the language, VAWA passed with full tribal provisions early this year.
As previously reported, several groups and individuals associated with the oil company Koch Industries, Inc. have been protesting the bill, claiming that holding rapists accountable to the Native reservations they commit crimes on is unconstitutional. This has caused some readers to question what the motives of these anti-VAWA activists are.
Sources now claim…
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