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Posted: 10/10/2005 5:36:14 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:52:35 PM EDT
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WTF are you talking about?

Are you referring to "Rape Shield" laws?

If so, these are laws that prevent the introduction of evidence of a woman's sexual history in proceeding in which she alleges rape, unless such history actually bears on the facts of the rape.

For info about that, google the legal docs in the Kobe Bryant case.   The victim there had "outside" evidence come in, because when she had her underwear tested there was spunk there from like two other guys or something (which meant that her "injuries" may have been caused by their wangs and not Kobe's).

If this isn't the shield law you're talking about, then I have no clue.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:55:37 PM EDT
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she was looking for media shield laws. Seams some of the links I found for her worked, Thanks for the reply


n. statutes enacted in some states which declare that communications between news reporters and informants are confidential and privileged and thus cannot be testified to in court. This is similar to the doctor-patient, lawyer-client or priest-parishioner privilege. The concept is to allow a journalist to perform his/her function of gathering news without being ordered to reveal his/her sources and notes of conversations. In states which have no shield law, many judges have found reporters in contempt of court (and given them jail terms) for refusing to name informants or reveal information gathered on the promise of confidentiality.


http://www.thelawencyclopedia.com/term/shield_laws
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