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    an accused from raising past sexual experience of the complainant unless they can demonstrate that it is relevant to an actual issue at trial.  And they forbid making the argument that a complainant would have been more likely to consent simply because of her past history.

    We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

    by RageKage on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:47:35 PM PST

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