The Nation: More Harm Than Good?

Adulterers in Connecticut run a risk of five-year jail terms, but in Kentucky can incur no heavier legal penalty than a $50 fine. Nevada does not even consider adultery a crime. Because of such disparities and contradictions. Manhattan Lawyer Morris Ploscowe, expert on U.S. criminal codes and a former New York City magistrate, argues for a major overhaul of U.S. sex laws in the current Duke University law review. Says he: "American men and women are continually upon the move. They should not be exposed to the risk of being branded felons in one state for sexual behavior that may be...

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