Women's groups and victims' rights advocates are praising a federal appeals court's decision on Monday to revive a civil rights suit against police brought by a Pennsylvania woman who said she was jailed for five days on charges of making a false report after she was raped and robbed at gunpoint. The 3rd Circuit ruling is important, advocates said, because it rejected antiquated notions of how sexual assault victims should be viewed.
3rd Circuit Revives Rape Victim's Civil Rights Case
The Legal Intelligencer
August 4, 2010