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Criminal Law: Rape-Sufficiency of Evidence-Incapacitated Victim

Where a defendant challenged his first-degree rape conviction and the trial court’s restriction of his cross-examination of a witness, the evidence was sufficient to show that the victim was incapacitated at the time of sexual intercourse to support the conviction, ...

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Weinstein’s reckoning: Trial looms 2 years after #MeToo wave

More than two  years after a wave of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement, the disgraced movie mogul faces another reckoning: a criminal trial that could him put him behind bars for the rest of ...

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Weinstein’s reckoning: Trial looms 2 years after #MeToo wave

More than two  years after a wave of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement, the disgraced movie mogul faces another reckoning: a criminal trial that could him put him behind bars for the rest of ...

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Criminal Law: Severance – Sufficiency Of Evidence – Reasonable Resistance

State v. French (MLW No. 60485/Case No. ED92992 – 11 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Cohen, J.) (1) Where a defendant was charged with 14 counts, including forcible rape, sodomy  and kidnapping, joinder of the offenses, which involved ...

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Hotel patron raped in her room recovers $1M

A hotel patron who was forced into her room and raped has settled her case against the hotel for $1 million. The confidential parties agreed to the settlement before suit was filed. “There are inexpensive means to monitor hallways and ...

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Supreme Court limits access to DNA evidence

The Constitution doesn’t guarantee access to DNA evidence for accused and convicted criminals, a divided U.S. Supreme Court said, ruling against a convicted Alaska rapist who sought to test DNA samples from a condom. The justices, voting 5-4, overturned a ...

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