rape shield law

Definition of "rape shield law"
  1. A rule that restricts or prevents the introduction of information about the previous sexual behavior of an alleged victim of sexual assault
How to use "rape shield law" in a sentence
  1. Under the rape shield law, they were not allowed to present evidence from the plaintiff's past relationships.
  2. The attorney asserted that the rape shield law protected the victim's past sexual history from being twisted and misused during the trial.
  3. The judge reminded the defendants that the rape shield law would be enforced in this case, and no details about the victim's past sexual behavior should be brought up.

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