Sexual Assault Prosecutions

A federal judge in Texas dismissed a class action brought by eight sexual assault victims against Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore and other county and City of Austin defendants. The women had claimed the defendants systematically refused to “appropriately investigate and prosecute sex crimes against women” based on biases about women. 

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PE Punishment

A federal court in Texas dismissed a mother’s gender discrimination suit against the Dallas Independent School District and a gym teacher relating to the punishment of her daughter for failing to wear proper clothes to P.E. class one day. The student was forced to do 260 “ceiling jumps,” was bedridden for a few days after the incident, hospitalized for almost a week and diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, which is characterized by the breakdown of muscle tissue.

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