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Although having sex with a 13 year old girl hardly makes Mr. Polanski a sympathetic figure, his recent arrest brings into the spotlight the often inherent unfairness of America’s strict liability statutes and specifically the crime of “statutory rape”. As is the case in New York, most states have laws that make it a crime […]

Gilbert Arenas, Plaxico Buress and Prosecutorial Fairness in Gun Cases

The recent news that the NBA Star Gilbert Arenas received a sentence of 30 days in halfway house and 2 years probation for unlawful possession of firearms calls to mind the infinitely unjust sentence imposed upon the NFL player Plaxico Buress in New York not too long ago. Whereas Arenas will not even serve one […]