Tag Archives: Rape

Cruise Ship Rape – Arbitration in Bermuda? A Jury Trial in Miami? Or Both?

In the past month, I have written about the progression of federal court cases which have chipped away at the rights of foreign crewmembers, who are the backbone of the U.S. based cruise industry. The cases of Lindo v. NCL … Continue reading

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Unimpeachable: 7th Circuit Finds Evidence That Sauna Was Used As Place Of Prostitution Inadmissible Under Rape Shield Rule

Like all states, Wisconsin has a rape shield rule. Under Wisconsin's rule, WIS. STAT. Section 972.11(2)(b), in civil and criminal cases involving alleged sex crimes, any evidence concerning the complaining witness's prior sexual conduct or opinions of the witness's prior… … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean: 24 Allegations of Rape and Sexual Assault in 2010?

Today a newspaper in New Zealand published an article about the high rate of sexual assaults on cruise ships. The article is entitled "Sex-Assault Risk Greater On Liners Than On Land: Study." The article refers to ". . . one … Continue reading

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Rape of a Child in Tennessee

When learning that they are facing some type of charges, many criminal defendants immediately ask the same initial question: how much time am I looking at? While the answer to this question generally tends to focus on the maximum term … Continue reading

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Rethinking Rape

I. Bennett Capers, Real Rape Too, 99 Calif. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2011), available at SSRN. Erin Murphy I had just finished teaching the rape unit to my first year criminal law class when my colleague Rachel Barkow brought I. Bennett … Continue reading

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