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Exposing the Ugly Details of the Military Sexual Violence Epidemic

Exposing the Ugly Details of the Military Sexual Violence Epidemic

By Sandra S. Park, Staff Attorney, ACLU Women's Rights Project & Rachel Natelson, Service Woman's Action Network at 5:08pm
On Monday, a federal court judge heard oral arguments in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case brought by the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) and the ACLU seeking records from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs regarding their response to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and domestic violence in the military. While the hearing has yet to yield a final ruling, one point was clear: the government continues to refuse to disclose documents that could reveal the human toll of military sexual and domestic violence.
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