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New York municipalities, school officials oppose lifting statute of limitations

April 28, 2010

The New York State School Boards Association and the State Association of Counties are opposing a measure that would temporarily lift the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases, allowing victims to seek legal redress up to 40 years after they turned 18. The bill, which originally focused on the Church, has been expanded to include other public institutions.


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  • Posted by: DrJazz - Apr. 28, 2010 11:43 AM ET USA

    And if only administrators allowed women to be teachers!

  • Posted by: Hal - Apr. 28, 2010 10:14 AM ET USA

    If only schoolteachers were permitted to marry!

  • Posted by: Don Vicente - Apr. 28, 2010 10:06 AM ET USA

    All of a sudden the shoe is on the other foot. All of a sudden the teachers' unions and the public employees' unions begin to see the wisdom of statutes of limitations. Gee, wonder why?