Thursday, September 26, 2013

Military Prosecutions of Rape and Sexual Assault

My students have been talking about the recent news of military trials of rape and sexual assault. These military cases seem to deviate from the criminal convictions and victim-protective rules of regular courts.  The New York Times reported on the intrusive grilling of the victim.  Slate commented on the outrageousness of the questions.  An ABA Commission recommends changes.  Others like Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand are calling for the removal of these prosecutions of major crimes from military commnd.  

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2013/09/military-prosecutions-of-rape-and-sexual-assault.html

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