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Thursday, October 05, 2006

 
A Question Nobody's Asking

There's a fact relative to the Mark Foley case that catches my eye. The LA Times reports:

Former Republican Rep. Mark Foley's electronic messages to congressional pages may have been vile, despicable and outrageous, as colleagues and critics have declared.

But was his conduct illegal?

If Foley had sex with a page in the District of Columbia, it wouldn't be a crime. In the capital, the age of consent is 16, as it is in many states. That, coincidentally, is the minimum age to be a page.

Can somebody tell me who it was that lobbied the District of Columbia to lower the sexual age of consent to 16?




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