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March-26-96

Justice Department Intervenes in Rape Case

A woman using the 1994 federal Violence Against Women Act to sue Virginia Tech and two football players on rape charges will get support from the Justice Department. The Department decided to intervene in the $10 million case; one of the defendants has challenged the constitutionality of the law which allows victims of sexual assaults to contend their civil rights were violated and to seek civil damages.

Media Resources: USA Today - March 26, 1996


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