HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Roy Moore challenged Alab...

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 04:23 AM

Roy Moore challenged Alabama law that protects rape victims, documents reveal

link:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/14/roy-moore-alabama-law-rape-victims-judge

As chief justice of Alabama’s supreme court, Moore twice argued that the state’s “rape shield” law should not prevent alleged sex offenders from using certain evidence about their underage accusers’ personal lives to discredit them.
The cases were among 10 between 2013 and 2016 where Moore dissented from the court’s majority and sided with alleged offenders who were appealing to the court as part of their efforts to overturn convictions or punishments for sexual crimes.

snip

A review by the Guardian of all decisions issued by the Alabama supreme court during Moore’s second stint found decisions on 16 criminal cases that involved alleged sexual crimes. Moore sided with the offender over state prosecutors in 13 of those cases.
On 10 occasions, this meant dissenting from the majority view of the court’s nine judges. Moore sided with the state in the other three cases.

snip

The rape-shield law also arose in the case of Sherman Tate, a school mentor who was convicted of coercing two 15-year-old female students to touch him sexually. Moore argued in June 2014 that attorneys for Tate should have been allowed to tell jurors that he believed the girls were bisexual and in a relationship together.

10 replies, 3672 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 10 replies Author Time Post
Reply Roy Moore challenged Alabama law that protects rape victims, documents reveal (Original post)
rpannier Nov 2017 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #1
avebury Nov 2017 #2
Dale Neiburg Nov 2017 #3
longship Nov 2017 #4
mdbl Nov 2017 #5
DFW Nov 2017 #6
radhika Nov 2017 #7
rpannier Nov 2017 #9
RainCaster Nov 2017 #8
Crunchy Frog Nov 2017 #10

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 04:32 AM

1. A real piece of work

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 04:53 AM

2. Probably afraid the rape shield

law could be used against him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 05:52 AM

3. And this would have mattered because....?

"Moore argued in June 2014 that attorneys for Tate should have been allowed to tell jurors that he believed the girls were bisexual and in a relationship together."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 06:26 AM

4. Good reportage from the Guardian.

R&K

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Nov 15, 2017, 07:04 AM

5. Of course he did,,,

trying to save his own ass.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 09:23 AM

6. What a surprise

After all, the killer whale isn't going to support a law that protects seals

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Nov 16, 2017, 02:15 PM

7. Question: Why wasn't he outed as a pedophile YEARS earlier?

Seems the whole community of Gadsen knew - mall cops, school office staff conveying his phone call, legal colleagues.

As this creep moved up in his career - even to the point of running for the ALSC - none of these people spoke up. And as for defense attorneys in the cases cited - wouldn't that have been time to make his history known.

There is a lot of ugly in the US and the World on this very topic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to radhika (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 18, 2017, 03:51 AM

9. Probably for the same reason a lot of people are not

He was the state's attorney, DA, asst DA and went on to be Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. All of those positions are highly respected and powerful positions
Especially in the 60's and 70's, challenging people like that was fraught with very little protection. Moore was likely close with the sheriff, all the chiefs of police, the other prosecutors, etc. I would not be surprised if he were friends, or at least on good terms with the Attorney General of Alabama.

When my friends inb the Chicago area wonder why it wasn't brought up sooner, my question back to them is, "At the age of 15 you're propositioned or assaulted by Mayor Daley. Who would you tell?"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Fri Nov 17, 2017, 10:03 PM

8. GOP- Gay or Pedophile?

What amazes me is that so much of Alabama thinks it's ok to molest a 14 year old.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rpannier (Original post)

Sat Nov 18, 2017, 06:45 AM

10. I hope this is making it into the campaign ads. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread