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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Amicus Filed in Hope Solo Domestic Violence Case to Protect Victim Privacy

September 21, 2015

The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) filed a brief urging that domestic violence charges against U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo be reinstated. In the brief filed last Friday in King County Washington Superior Court, NVCLI argued that a lower court erred in dismissing the charges and that the dismissal violated victims’ rights. The case arose from domestic violence charges against Solo filed in Washington state court. The charges alleged that Solo assaulted two relatives in June of 2014 at a home in the Seattle area. In January of 2015, a judge dismissed the charges, and prosecutors appealed to King County Superior Court. 

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