Kobe Bryant Case and the Rape Shield Laws

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One thousand potential jurors have been summoned for duty on Friday, when jury selection begins in Eagle County, Colorado and the trail where Kobe Bryant is accused of raping a 19 year-old woman. But the millionaire basketball super-star isn-t the only one suffering public humiliation. His accuser-s sexual habits and mental condition are big news. Have Colorado-s so-called -rape-shield- laws failed to protect a victim? Have they deprived a defendant of the presumption of innocence? Has massive, worldwide media coverage put the legal system itself on trial? Warren Olney hears from legal reporters, a sexual-assault victims' support group, attorneys and law professors.
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Warren Olney