Sexual assault

Ruth Bader Ginsburg questions NDAs in the #MeToo era

Justice Ginsburg sits in her chambers in 2002.
Justice Ginsburg sits in her chambers in 2002. Photo: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

A new book on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she hopes that non-disclosure agreements, which have come under fire in sexual misconduct cases, "will not be enforced by the courts," the AP reports.

Why it matters: In "Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law," out this week, the 86-year-old feminist icon questions whether the #MeToo movement will render such secrecy clauses obsolete. Several women, after signing NDAs, had to take financial and legal risks to speak out about their encounters with male predators.

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for defamation

E. Jean Carroll at her home in Warwick, NY.
E. Jean Carroll at her home in Warwick, N.Y. Photo: Eva Deitch for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who has accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, has sued him for defamation.

The big picture: The lawsuit, filed in state court on Monday, claims Trump damaged her reputation and her career when he denied her allegation in June.