Category Archives: Legal Definitions

Tolerating Criminal Behavior in the Scene, and Judging Others


Several things have happened over the years that have had me really starting to look at what happens in our circles when clearly and unambiguously illegal behavior comes to light. My first encounter with this sort of thing was finding … Continue reading

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WomensLaw.org


I just discovered an absolutely fantastic legal resource targeted at women who are victims of domestic violence.  A project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, WomensLaw.org, is probably the most comprehensive website I’ve come across dedicated to this … Continue reading

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Consent, and Effect of Current or Previous Relationship (California)


Note that this definition requires “positive cooperation” and the “exercise of free will”,  as well as knowledge of the nature of the event that is going to happen, among other parameters.  It’s clearly not enough to just not object.  This … Continue reading

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