Domestic Violence Cases Fail Under Court Ruling

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Each day, as many as one-half of domestic-violence cases set for trial in Dallas are thrown out because of a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling reasserting a suspect's right to confront his accuser in court, the Dallas Morning News reports. Domestic-violence victims often refuse to cooperate with prosecutors out of fear for their safety or because they reconcile with their alleged attackers. "Women are terrified sometimes to testify because they're scared he might kill them," said Paige Flink of The Family Place, a Dallas domestic-violence shelter. "If it's the first offense . . .

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