Lawsuit Over Ban of the Word Rape During Trial

The woman who fought back against the asshole judge who banned the word rape is taking it a step further and suing (Jessica, Feministing):

Remember the judge in Nebraska who banned the word “rape” at a rape trial? (Cough, asshole, cough.) Remember the bad-ass woman who refused his order? Well, she’s suing.

The accuser in a sexual assault case is suing a judge because he barred the word “rape” and other words from the trial.The federal court complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln, Neb., claims Lancaster County District Judge Jeffre Cheuvront violated the accuser’s First Amendment right to free speech by barring her from saying words including “rape,” “victim” and “assailant” during the trial of Pamir Safi.

Good for her, cause that was some bullshit. By the way, there have been two mistrials in this case because of the controversy over the language ban. Prosecutors are planning on seeking a third trial.

Good.  The judge overstepped his bounds and set a worrying precedent with his actions.


2 Responses

  1. Thanks (again) for following up on this. I can’t wait to see how this all turns out.

    (also, quick note: you’re post yesterday on the 9/11 anniversary was awesome…to the point and 100% on the money. you more or less hit every point I addressed in my own blog on the subject).

  2. Sure thing. I hope she tears that judge apart in court.

    And thanks! We need to really be aggressive working against a war with Iran. It would be a disaster in so many ways.

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