The California Catholic Bishops Fight Access to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims / Marci Hamilton

At the end of July, Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archbishop Jose Gomez sent the following letter to the editor of California Catholic, Bob McPhail, asking him to publish Gomez’s letter encouraging parishioners to contact their state elected representatives urging them to vote against statute-of-limitations (SOL) reform for child-sex- abuse victims, by voting against Bill SB131.  The primary target of the Catholic bishops, and bishops nationwide, is this statute-of-limitations window which would open a one-year period during which those victims of clergy child sex abuse whose statutes of limitations had expired (which is the vast majority) could still file lawsuits against their abusers and those who covered up the abuse.” By Marci Hamilton, in

Read all of Marci Hamilton’s article by clicking here.

Marci A. Hamilton is a professor of law at Cardozo School of Law, and the author of “Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children.”

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