Juries don’t always get it right, do they?
From the descriptions in press reports, it was probably a stretch to claim that the sexual harassment type behavior by a prison guard was “cruel and unusual punishment”. Then again, that 8th amendment argument was probably the only theory available in a civil rights lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, which in turn was the only entre into federal court.
Still, this confirms the now widespread belief that sexual assault claims are losers. Sometimes they should be; but sometimes they should not.