Court to military rape survivors: “relief…is unavailable in these circumstances”

December 14, 2011 

The Daily Beast reports:



On Tuesday, attorneys arguing for Kori Cioca and the 27 other plaintiffs represented in Cioca v. Rumsfeld learned that U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady had ruled against them, granting the motion to dismiss filed by Department of Justice attorneys on behalf of the Department of Defense.


“Notwithstanding the troubling nature of the sexual assault allegations alleged in Plaintiffs’ Complaint,” O’Grady wrote, “The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed that the relief Plaintiffs seek … is unavailable in these circumstances.”