Yesterday was the day of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal forum on sexual assault in the military.  A parallel event was Susan Burke’s announcement that she had filed a new lawsuit against DOD on behalf of 19 sexual assault victims.  Each of the plaintiffs served in the Army or Air Force.  The defendants are the current Secretaries of Defense, Army, and Air Force and two former SECDEFs (Gates and Rumsfeld).  The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Coverage of that lawsuit including a copy of the actual 49-page complaint, is available here.

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