Bryant Case Points To Changes In Sex-Crime Laws

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http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/031013/health/13consent.htm Patty Occhiuzzo Giggans, director of the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, is looking forward to the Kobe Bryant trial, says U.S. News & World Report. Giggans views the case as a "teachable moment" to "openly confront what rape really is." Legal definitions have changed, but public opinion and jury behavior have yet to catch up. U.S. News notes that state laws that once required eyewitness corroboration and physical resistance by victims to prove . . .

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