'Yes means yes' sexual assault bill draws opposition from attorneys

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'Prosecutors and defense attorneys said Friday the "yes means yes" sexual affirmative consent bill was written in a way that is too confusing.

"It's difficult for us as prosecutors to understand the language within this bill, let alone communicate that to jurors who need to understand what elements we have to prove ... beyond a reasonable doubt," said Molly Keane, representing the Nebraska County Attorneys Association.
Keane voiced admiration for the motivation behind the bill and everything it was attempting to accomplish but, she said, the way it was written wouldn't bring about what its sponsor wanted. 

The bill would adopt affirmative consent as the standard for criminal sexual assault cases. Pansing Brooks said it refocuses the way the legal system approaches a case.'

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