Has Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli EVER won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court? Today, he lost yet another, with the
high court rejecting his appeal of a ruling this past May by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In May, a federal appeals court overturned the conviction of William Scott MacDonald, who had been charged under the Crimes Against Nature law with demanding oral sex from a 17-year-old girl. Cuccinelli argued in his appeal — and on a campaign website — that the law no longer applies to consenting adults but was still valid for “sex offenses attempted or committed against minors, against non-consenting adults, or in public.”
A spokesman for Cuccinelli noted that the appeal had been “to save a tool Virginia law enforcers use regularly to prosecute child predators,” and that it “couldn’t be used against consenting adults acting in private.” But, because he and his allies refused to update the bill, now it cannot be used to prosecute anyone. As a result, Cuccinelli notes, 90 sex offenders may now be dropped from Virginia’s sex offender registry.
The General Assembly attempted to update the bill back in 2004. But Cuccinelli, then a state senator, helped kill the measure.
And this guy now wants to be governor?
(h/t to gdad)