GW Law Faculty Publications
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES & CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Denial of Family Violence in Court: An Empirical Analysis and Path Forward for Family Law, 110 Geo. L.J. 835 (2022).
(With Sean Dickson et al.) The Trouble with Harman and Lorandos’s Attempted Refutation of the Meier at al. Family Court Study, J. Fam. Trauma, Child Custody & Child Dev. (Feb. 28, 2022).
(With Vivek Sankaran.) Breaking Down the Silos that Harm Children: A Call to Child Welfare, Domestic Violence and Family Court Professionals, 28 Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 275 (2021).
Questioning the Scientific Validity of the Parental Alienation Label in Abuse Cases, in Challenging Parental Alienation: New Directions for Professionals and Parents 216 (Jean Mercer & Margaret Drew eds.; Routledge, 2022).
(With Danielle Pollack.) Custody Laws Put Safety First, Domestic Violence Rep., Oct.-Nov. 2021, at 1, 11-15.
Supreme Court Invokes Legal Fictions to Abandon Abused Mothers and Their Children, Domestic Violence Rep., June-July 2020, at 87.
(With Sean Dickson et al.) U.S. Child Custody Outcomes in Cases Involving Parental Alienation and Abuse Allegations: What Do the Data Show?, 42 J. Soc. Welfare & Fam. L. 92 (2020).
(With Madelyn S. Milchman & Robert Geffner.) Ideology and Rhetoric Replace Science and Reason in Some Parental Alienation Literature and Advocacy: A Critique, 58 Fam. Ct. Rev. 340 (2020).
(With Madelyn S. Milchman & Robert Geffner.) Putting Science and Reasoning Back Into the 'Parental Alienation' Discussion: Reply to Bernet, Robb, Lorandos, and Garber, 58 Fam. Ct. Rev. 375 (2020).
Dangerous Liaisons: A Domestic Violence Typology in Custody Litigation, 70 Rutgers U.L. Rev. 115 (2017).
(With Sean Dickson.) Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation, 35 Law & Ineq. 311 (2017).
Differentiating Domestic Violence Types: Profound Paradigm Shift or Old Wine in New Bottles?, in Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Child Custody: Legal Strategies and Policy Issues 2-2 (Mo Therese Hannah & Barry Goldstein eds., 2016).
"Teaching Lawyering with Heart in The George Washington University Law School Domestic Violence Project," 22 Violence Against Women 1484 (2016).
"Johnson's Differentiation Theory: Is It Really Empirically Supported?," 12 Journal of Child Custody 4-24 (2015).
(With Diaz-Vidaillet, Angela, et. al.) "Panel on the Violence of the Legal System," 5 University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review 457-467 (2015).
"Getting Real About Abuse and Alienation: A Critique of Drozd and Olesen's Decision Tree," 7 Journal of Child Custody 219-252 (2010).
"A Historical Perspective on Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation," 6 Journal of Child Custody 232-257 (2009).
"The Misuse of Parental Alienation Syndrome in Custody Suits," in The Family Context, p. 147-164 (volume 2 of Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships.) Edited by Evan Stark and Eve S. Buzawa. Santa Barbara : Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2009.
"Davis/Hammon, Domestic Violence, and the Supreme Court: The Case for Cautious Optimism." 105 Michigan Law Review First Impressions 22-27 (2006).
"Domestic Violence, Child Custody, and Child Protection: Understanding Judicial Resistance and Imagining the Solutions" 11 American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law 657 (2003)
"Domestic Violence, Character and Social Change in the Welfare Reform Debate." 19 Law and Policy 205 (1997).
(with Cahn, Naomi). "Domestic Violence and Feminist Jurisprudence: Toward a New Agenda." 4 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 339 (1995).
"Introduction: Feminist Theory and Legal Norms" in The Public Nature of Private Violence p. 121, edited by Fineman, Martha Albertson and Roxanne Mykitiuk. New York : Routledge, 1994.
"Notes from the Underground: Integrating Psychological and Legal Perspectives on Domestic Violence in Theory and Practice." 21 Hofstra Law Review 1295 (1993)
(With Cahn, Naomi.) "Recent Developments: Double Jeopardy and Enforcement of Civil Protection Orders" 1 Texas Journal of Women and Law 269 (1992)
"The 'Right' to a Disinterested Prosecutor of Criminal Contempt: Unpacking Public and Private Interests." 70 Washington Law Quarterly 85 (1992).
Victims of Domestic Abuse Find No Haven in Family Courts, The Conversation (Dec. 2, 2021, 9:46 AM), https://theconversation.com/victims-of-domestic-abuse-find-no-haven-in-family-courts-159192.
Mothers Risk Loss of Custody in Cases Involving Parental Alienation and Abuse Allegations, Domestic Violence Rep., Apr.-May 2020, at 69.
Highlights of Findings: Child Custody Outcomes in Cases Alleging PAS and Abuse, Domestic Violence Rep., Apr.-May 2020, at 80.
Response to Bates and Taylor, Domestic Violence Rep., Dec. 2019-Jan. 2020, at 29.
(With Bryan Walsh.) Uncertain Intent: The Difficulties of Applying a Shared Intent Analysis for Habitual Residence to Infants in Families with Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Rep., Oct.-Nov. 2019, at 1.
Brief for Petitioner, Monasky v. Taglieri, No. 18-935 (U.S. Aug. 15, 2019), 2019 WL 3932232.
Brief for the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents, Voisine v. United States, 136 S. Ct. 2276 (2016) (No. 14-10154), http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/supreme_court_preview/briefs_2015_2016/14-10154_amicus_resp_DomesticViolence.authcheckdam.pdf.
Supreme Court Protects Negligent Defendants but Declines to Constitutionalize Overt Threats, Domestic Violence Rep., Aug.-Sept. 2015, at 81.
Brief for Petitioner, Ohio v. Clark, 135 S. Ct. 2173 (2015) (No. 13-1352).
Brief for the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent, Lozano v. Alvarez, 572 U.S. 1 (2014) (No. 12-820).
Brief for the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project, et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent, Robertson v. Watson, 560 U.S. 272 (2010) (No. 08-6261).
Brief for the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent, Abbott v. Abbott, 560 U.S. 1 (2010) (No. 08-645).
Brief for the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner, U.S. v. Hayes, 555 U.S. 415 (2009) (No. 07-608).
Brief for the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent, Giles v. California, 554 U.S. 353 (2008) (No. 07-6053).
"Home Is Where the Harm Is," New York Times, Op-Ed. (March 5, 2013), http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/opinion/when-abduction-is-liberation.html?ref=opinion.
"Parental Alienation Syndrome & Parental Alienation: Research Reviews," VAWnet: The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (Sept. 2013), http://vawnet.org/sites/default/files/materials/files/2016-09/AR_PASUpdate.pdf.
"Why This Mother Was Not Heard," Washington Post Op-Ed., at p. B08 (April 13, 2008).
Brief for the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP), et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents, Hammon v. Indiana; Davis v. Washington, 547 U.S. 813 (2006) (Nos. 05-5224 and 05-5705).
"Battered Justice for Battered Women." Washington Post p. A25 (Mar. 19, 2005).
Brief for National Black Police Association, et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent, City of Castle Rock, CO v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) (No. 04–278).
"Battered Justice." The Washington Monthly (May 1987), reprinted in Social Issues Resources Series, vol. 3 (1984-87).