Slate.com reports that a Nebraska district judge granted a motion by defense attorneys to bar the use of the words “rape”, “sexual assault”, “victim”, “assailant”, and “sexual assault kit” from the trial of Pamir Safi - accused of raping Tory Bowen in October 2004.
Dahlia Lithwick writes, “The result is that the defense and the prosecution are both left to use the same word—‘sex’ - to describe either forcible sexual assault, or benign consensual intercourse. As for the jurors, they'll just have to read the witnesses' eyebrows to sort out the difference."
Go to Slates's wesite to read the article. Do you agree or disagree?
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