Herbert Slatery III, the Attorney General of Tennessee, has signed a letter condemning recent revisions to the American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code on sexual crimes. This is contrary to what evidence shows would make Tennessee safer.

Earlier in 2021, ALI, an influential body comprised of attorneys, judges and scholars in various fields of research (currently including seven members of U.S. Courts of Appeal and justices on the highest courts of several states), published its recommendations for revising laws dealing with sexual offenses. Being the first update to this section in 50 years, this is long overdue as the body of evidence and documented research around this topic has exploded in the past several decades.

Decades of research should lead to legislation update

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