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Lawyers Suck: Steubenville Lawyers to Argue Blacked-Out Rape Survivor Totally Consented


First off, let’s note that I AM a lawyer. Secondly, yes, I agree…this is one of the worst things I have read in awhile.

In case you missed it, Jezebel posted an article this week about the rape case in which a teenage girl is said to have consented despite the fact that she was blacked out. As is quoted in the article:

“Defense attorneys believe the girl, who lived across the river in Weirton, W.Va., made a decision to excessively drink and — against her friends’ wishes — to leave with the boys…They assert that she consented to sex.”

This is one of the most disgusting defenses to rape I have ever heard. We should not stand for our courts perverting justice like this. Hopefully a jury agrees. Read the whole article here.

– Cameron

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