Expansion Of The Battered Woman Defense

Salon.com printed this article about a Massachusetts court case that could expand the "Battered Woman" defense to include attacks against third parties. Before, the argument was only used in cases were the woman attacked her abuser. And as we know, there is no "battered man" defense, due to the lack of recognition of domestic violence against men. The legal trend toward creating these kinds of excuses for murder is also disturbing.

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