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Bryant Defense Challenges Rape Shield Law

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Bryant Defense Challenges Rape Shield Law

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Bryant Defense Challenges Rape Shield Law

Bryant Defense Challenges Rape Shield Law

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Defense lawyers for basketball star Kobe Bryant argue in a Colorado court that the state's rape shield law — which bars the use of a rape victim's sexual history — is unconstitutional. Bryant is accused of raping a Colorado hotel worker. Bryant's lawyers say the sex was consensual, and argue evidence about the alleged victim's sexual history will reinforce their case. Hear NPR's Jeff Brady.