California lawmakers pass rape bill inspired by Stanford case

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August 30, 2016 03:44

LOS ANGELES  - California lawmakers, acting in response to nationwide outrage over the six-month jail term given to a former Stanford University swimmer following his conviction for sexual assault on an unconscious woman, on Monday passed legislation closing a loophole that allowed the sentence.

The law, AB-2888, now goes to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.


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