Veterans Clinic Sues Military for Sexual Assault Records


On December 13, 2017, Protect Our Defenders and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, filed suit in U.S. District Court to compel the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to release records related to gender disparities within the military justice system and the military record correction boards’ handling of cases involving sexual assault and harassment. The lawsuit was filed by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School. Discrimination against female service members is widespread: women are dramatically underrepresented within the military and experience disproportionate rates of sexual harassment, assault, and rape (collectively known as “military sexual trauma” or “MST”), according to the clinic.

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