Over Thomas dissent, high court rejects West Point case - News Summed Up

Over Thomas dissent, high court rejects West Point case


The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a woman who says she was raped as a West Point cadetWASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a woman who says she was raped as a West Point cadet, with Justice Clarence Thomas alone arguing that the court should have heard her case. Thomas says the case the court decided decades ago has led to bizarre and surprising results, including barring the former cadet's case. In the West Point case, lower courts said the woman's claims were barred by the so-called Feres doctrine, which comes from a 1950 Supreme Court case. The Biden administration had urged the court not to take the West Point case. It noted that if Congress wants, it can change the law to permit lawsuits currently barred by the Feres doctrine.


Source: ABC News May 03, 2021 19:09 UTC



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