Prof. Carol Chomsky discusses the proposed amendment to the Minnesota Criminal Sexual Conduct statute with MinnPost
In response to the Minnesota Supreme Court ruling in State v. Khalil, the Minnesota Senate and House are considering bills that would amend the definition of "mentally incapacited." The change would permit prosecution of sexual assault against a victim who was under the influence of intoxicating substances that renders the victim incapable of consenting. Current law was interpreted by the Supreme Court as requiring that the intoxicating alcohol or narcotics be administered to the victim without their consent. Prof. Chomsky discussed the effect of the proposed change with MinnPost reporter Ashley Hackett.