US Drops Appeal Dismissing Female Genital Mutilation ChargesThe U.S. Justice Department said a federal ban on genital mutilation should be rewritten to protect it from constitutional challenges after a judge in Detroit threw out charges against members of a Muslim sect.
Ruling In Genital Mutilation Case Shocks Women's AdvocatesWomen's rights advocates said they were shocked when a federal judge in Michigan ruled this week that a law protecting girls from genital mutilation was unconstitutional. They called his decision a serious blow to girls' rights. Legal experts said the judge made clear that U.S. states have authority to ban the practice, though only about half do. Here is a look at the ruling, which dismissed several charges against a doctor accused of cutting nine girls in three states as part of a religious custom, and what could happen next.
More Victims Added To Genital Mutilation CaseFederal prosecutors added 3 Illinois girls as victims in a criminal case against doctors accused of female genital mutilation.
Judge Dismisses Charge In Genital Mutilation CaseA federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one of several charges against two doctors in connection with a female genital mutilation case.
Lawmakers In Minn., Texas Want Charges For Parents In Genital Cutting CasesLawmakers in Minnesota and Texas are pushing to crack down on parents involved with genital cutting.
Doctor Accused Of Genital Mutilations Enters Not-Guilty PleaA not-guilty plea has been entered for a Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on two Minnesota girls in a first-of-its-kind case in the United States.
Doctor, Wife Accused In Genital Mutilation Case Return To CourtA Detroit-area doctor and his wife accused in a female genital mutilation case are returning to court to find out if they can be released from jail.
2 More Charged In Detroit Genital Mutilation CaseTwo more people are charged in Detroit in an investigation of alleged genital mutilation of young girls in a Muslim sect.
Minn. Girl In Genital Mutilation Case Allowed Back With ParentsA Minnesota girl who prosecutors say was taken to Michigan for a genital mutilation procedure has been allowed to return to her parents.
Detroit Doctor Denies Genital Mutilation Of Minnesota GirlsA Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on two 7-year-old girls is denying the allegations, saying it was a religious practice for families in a Muslim sect.
Protection Petitions Filed For Minn. Girls In Genital Mutilation CaseAuthorities in Minnesota have filed child protection petitions for two 7-year-old girls who prosecutors say were brought to Michigan by their mothers for a genital mutilation procedure.