It's pretty clear that just-exited President Barack Obama wants his legacy to contain more than a footnote regarding one discrete subject that he clearly takes an interest in.
It is certainly well understood by most people that going online to view or download illegal pornography is a high-risk activity. The potential consequences of that can be flatly draconian for an individual in North Carolina or elsewhere whose computer is seized by criminal authorities.
In North Carolina, as well as in 15 other states, felonies have no statute of limitations, meaning that someone can report a rape that he or she says occurred decades ago. By and large, this lack of restriction is friendly to victims and can be a good thing.
Here's a question that is sure to elicit passionate arguments across a wide spectrum of opinions among people paying close attention to the handling of sex-based complaints on American college campuses: Is guidance issued to campus officials regarding procedures to follow when investigating alleged instances of rape and other criminal sexual conduct fair or decidedly stacked against those who are accused?
If you became aware as a college student that a visitor walked inside a campus building and unlawfully extracted $44 worth of quarters from a vending machine, you'd think that such person would merit a bit of punishment, right?