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Legislators see gap in rape-case reform

Jan 30, 2019 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

A pair of legislators are raising new concerns that judges and defense attorneys were left out of a group that's worked for months to overhaul and strengthen Minnesota's sexual assault laws.

"For their voice to be missing contributes to the concern of bias in the recommendations," Sen. Ron Latz, D-St. Louis Park, said Tuesday.

Latz raised his concerns as part of several days of hearings at the Minnesota Capitol about sexual assault laws and how the proposed changes came about.