When it comes to the handling of sexual assault cases in Iowa, this month brings evidence that we still don't quite get it.
One example, ironically, involves the aggressive tactics against a former sexual assault victim being used by the same state agency charged with helping victims and prosecuting crimes against women: the Iowa attorney general's office.
In defending the state against a lawsuit by a former University of Northern Iowa student who was assaulted by two student athletes in 2004, the attorney general is going after a dizzying array of records and information about her, including some that seem to go well beyond any relevance.
They include mental health records, medical records as recent as 2008, high school and community college transcripts, information related to an earlier assault by a boyfriend, information about past pregnancies and their outcomes.
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