Mary Fan

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Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law

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  • - The Wall Street Journal
    In the paper, Professor Fan argues that in order to curtail murder-suicides, we need to target people with violent histories, especially those with histories of domestic violence.
    Prior studies have found that intimate partner conflict and domestic violence history are major risk factors for homicide-suicides. . . .  Even perpetrators of suicide-homicides involving non-partners frequently had a history of intimate partner conflicts. . . . These findings are consistent with studies finding separation to be a risk factor for lethal violence, and a heightened risk of violence among separated women.
  • - ABA Journal
    The Wall Street Journal Law Blog noted Binder’s proposal and that of another academic, University of Washington law professor Mary Fan.
    In an article (PDF) slated for publication in the Indiana Law Journal, Fan says domestic violence victims should be encouraged to seek restraining orders when police are called to the scene. She notes studies finding that intimate partner conflict and domestic violence history are major risk factors for homicide-suicides.
    “Though the paradigm of danger in current gun restriction debates is a heavily armed mentally ill stranger hunting in public, most firearms deaths are perpetrated at home by people the victim knows,” Fan writes.
  • - KPLU
    Some drivers from Washington and Colorado say they're being targeted by police when they cross into Idaho.
    They claim it’s because their license plate shows they live two states that have legal marijuana, but that’s a hard thing to prove.
    At least two Washington drivers say they were pulled over in Idaho on suspicion of using marijuana. In both cases, pot was not found and they were let go.
    Mary Fan, a law professor at the University of Washington, says it would be really hard to prove that they were profiled because of their license plate.
  • - The Washington Post More than two years after Amanda Knox returned home to the U.S. a free woman, an Italian court Thursday reinstated her murder conviction in the stabbing of her roommate and increased her sentence to 28½ years in prison, raising the specter of a long, drawn-out extradition fight. (1/31/14)
  • - Seattle Times Attorneys for two people accused of killing six members of the same family on Christmas Eve 2007 are pursuing another legal argument that could further delay the death-penalty case. (1/27/14)
  • - King 5 Fed up after six years without a trial, supporters of the victims of the Carnation Christmas Eve massacre are taking their complaints about Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell to the court of public opinion. Mary Fan, associate professor of law, is quoted. (1/23/14)

Last updated 5/5/2014