Former Lawmaker Faces Spouse-abuse Case; AG’s Office Says Wife’s Dementia Precluded Consent to Sex

On December 15, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, By , , With No Comments

By all accounts, Donna Lou Young and Henry Rayhons were happily married. But the former Iowa lawmaker is now awaiting trial in a felony spouse-abuse case. He is accused of having sex with his wife in a nursing home when she was allegedly incapable of consent because of her dementia,…

Drug Prosecutions: Racial Disparity, San Diego State and U.S. News Rankings

On October 7, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, By ,, , With No Comments

(Marc Miller) Human Rights Watch recently reported that the depressing old story that African Americans are disproportionately drug defendants remains true. (News story here.)  One reason may be political;  drug search warrants of wealthier, whiter neighborhoods have a higher success rate (see Lawrence Benner, Racial Disparity in Narcotics Search Warrants,…