October 29, 2009 at 12:50pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I’m glad to see Attorney General Jon Bruning reversed course and will not allow the state to use consent as a defense in a case involving sex between a 12 year-old girl and a 17 year-old state ward. The state had planned to argue that it had no liability since the relationship was consensual. Regardless of whether that argument makes sense in a vacuum, it is infuriating in this context because the state would never allow such a defense to pass if it were on the other side of the court room.

Then again I’m no legal analyst. Perhaps this is a foolish move. But to my untrained eye at least the state is being consistent in not using a defense that state prosecutors themselves would tear to shreds.

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JT October 29, 2009 at 4:32pm

Hard to believe it took an AP article to get Bruning to change his stance. It was a ridiculous argument.

Dave K October 29, 2009 at 5:36pm

I know, he is such an evil person.

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