Benn challenges Atkins for state representative
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“This decision made corporations super citizens. It’s a real crisis,” she said.
Another piece of legislation she is particularly proud of sponsoring is one that allows restraining orders to be filed against an individual regardless of his or her relationship with the person feeling threatened. Previously, Atkins said, a restraining order could not be filed against a neighbor, co-worker or a casual acquaintance, and could only be obtained against relatives or people with whom the victim had a close relationship.
“It took a lot of work to get passed,” she said, “but it was finally passed and it’s something I’m very proud of.”
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