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    rb608, VClib

    The defense doesn't have to prove anything at all. The defense can just sit there and not say a word.

    It is the prosecution's job to prove that the sex was nonconsensual beyond a reasonable doubt. If it's 50/50 the defense wins without opening their mouths. If it's "we dont know", the defense wins. The defense doesn't have to prove a thing.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 02:33:24 PM PDT

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