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Harvey to discuss judicial response to sexual assault, Oct. 14

New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey will discuss "Judicial Response to Sexual Assault in New Jersey" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Harvey was appointed by Gov. James E. McGreevey as acting attorney general this past February and was confirmed by the Senate as attorney general in June. Previously, he served for a year as first assistant attorney general and director of the Division of Criminal Justice.

In July, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that defendants in sexual assault cases have a constitutional right to present details of the accuser's sexual past as evidence. The decision weakened the state's existing rape shield law, which had prohibited any mention of the accuser's sexual past in court.

Harvey's lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE) Office.

Contact:Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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