The accuser in a sexual assault case is suing a Nebraska judge because he barred certain words from the trial. The federal court complaint claims that Judge Jeffre Cheuvront violated the accuser's First Amendment right to free speech by barring her from saying words including "rape," "victim" and "assailant." Cheuvront said he was concerned that the defendant's constitutional right to a fair trial might be jeopardized if witnesses were allowed to use the banned words in testimony.
Woman Sues Judge Over Language Restrictions Imposed in Sexual Assault Trial
The Associated Press
September 11, 2007