Sex Crime Case Could Hamper Priest Investigations

Print More,0,5232597.story?coll=bal-home-headlines The government cannot retroactively erase statutes of limitations, the Supreme Court ruled today. The conclusion represents a defeat for prosecutors trying to pursue priests accused of sex abuse that took place many years ago. The Associated Press reports that on a 5-4 vote, the justices struck down a California law that allowed prosecutions for
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