Minnesota lawmakers pressured to strengthen laws after overturned rape conviction

The Supreme Court overturned the felony conviction of a Maple Grove man because the state’s third-degree criminal sexual conduct law says that a person who is sexually assaulted while intoxicated is not considered “mentally impaired” if she voluntarily drank alcohol. To meet that standard for impairment, the law requires the alcohol must be “administered to that person without the person’s agreement.”

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