Yes means yes’ sexual assault bill draws opposition from attorneys

Updated 

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, a deputy Douglas County Attorney whose focus is sexual assault prosecutions, was testifying in front of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee in opposition to the affirmative consent bill (LB988) brought by Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks. Read More.