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Texas woman fights to keep name out of lawsuit alleging rape

1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago Thursday, December 05 2019 Dec 5, 2019 December 05, 2019 10:07 PM December 05, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JUAN A. LOZANO
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas woman is fighting for anonymity in a lawsuit alleging she was sexually assaulted by a co-worker, but a federal judge who plans to dismiss the case has ordered that her name be made public first. While an appeals courts put the order on hold, legal experts say such actions are not unprecedented as judges have wide discretion in deciding whether to make a name public. However, advocates for sexual assault survivors say such rulings can have a chilling effect on whether victims come forward.

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