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R v Skuthorpe [2013] NSWDC 50 (31 January 2013)

R v Skuthorpe [2013] NSWDC 50 (31 January 2013) | Legal Studies 2014 | Scoop.it
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This case is about sexual intercourse without consent. 

 

The facts include: victim was intoxicated and crime was carried out in company (by more than one person)

 

The outcome was a sentence of 7.5 years with a non-parole period of 5 years. 

 

This case may serve as precedent to guide sentence lengths for future similar cases. 

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New federal push after High Court strikes down gay marriage law

New federal push after High Court strikes down gay marriage law | Legal Studies 2014 | Scoop.it
The cause of same sex marriage has been set back with the High Court unanimously knocking out the ACT’s law – invalidating…
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