It is being reported that the rape charges in the Duke lacrosse case have been dismissed.
Charges of kidnapping and sexual offense remain.
So the DA's office down there finally interviewed the complainant?
in Oregon (possibly in other states), being drunk does indeed make the "victim" unable to claim rape, assuming she in conscious and ingested the alcohol willingly.
Independent RESPONSIBILITY is something elected officials and public employees abhore.
As a newspaperman, I cannot help but contrast the reaction of the lawyers to an apparently (hell, obviously) straying lawyer to the reaction of the reporters and editors to a straying reporter or editor.
How shall we say this? Lawyers hesitate to rush to judgment.
Not always an admirable habit.