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  •  The emotional distress element (2+ / 0-)
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    slothlax, Sparkys Dad

    Is actually pretty vague and without a more narrow understanding of what that means, seems to be abusive. Obviously we need a VAWA but that wording is terrible and open to too much interpretation, which is exactly what is not needed with our laws. What constitutes emotional distress and how do we prove it in a court of law? Does a verbal fight constitute emotional distress? This legitimately does need discussion.

    by DAISHI on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:18:06 PM PST

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