Supreme Court Rejects Censored Trial Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal involving a case where a Lancaster County District judge barred prosecutors from using the word "rape" in a sexual assault trial.

Lawyers for the woman argued that Judge Jeffre Cheuvront violated Tory Bowen's constitutional rights in barring her from using certain words during her testimony in the trial, in which she said Pamir Safi sexually assaulted her.

While Cheuvront barred Bowen from using phrases and words like "rape kit" and "victim" in her testimony, he allowed Safi's attorneys to use words such as "sex" and "intercourse" when describing the encounter between Safi and Bowen.

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