Thursday, April 21, 2011

Significant rape bill in Texas

This bill in the Texas legislature would allow juries to hear testimony about uncharged and unconvicted prior sexual misconduct by defendants in rape trials.  In general, any criminal trial for any crime is focused on the allegations of misconduct in the charges in front of the jury.  This would be a huge shift, and probably unconstitutional, away from the entire history of allowed evidence in criminal trials.

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