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The contours of consent: the Rockville High rape case

The contours of consent: the Rockville High rape case

One evening in December 2003, two teenage boys were riding around in a car with a girl they knew, vaguely, from their Montgomery County high school.

What happened next was, like much of teenage sex itself, vague, uncomfortable and ugly. Portions of it were criminal. The whole messy encounter was detailed in a seminal Maryland case that gave a woman the right to say "no," even after she says "yes."

Writing for the majority, Judge Lynn Battaglia of the Court of Appeals of Maryland stated, in the case known as State v. Baby, that "a woman may withdraw consent for vaginal intercourse...

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