Nobody asked but . . .
Now here is a reasonable headline for the instant case discussed previously, “Ohio Supreme Court rules on police officer accused of having sex with a minor.” The headline and a reasonably well-written account of the actual case appear here. The crux is that prosecutors, who choose to proceed under shaky legislation, run the risk of losing a conviction. This is what comes of bureaucratic scorecard keeping. The sponsor gets a bill passed, the prosecutor gets a conviction, the defense gets a reversal, and a ton of court minions get cases closed. Who pays?