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California Supreme Court Defines Forcible Rape

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California Supreme Court Defines Forcible Rape

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California Supreme Court Defines Forcible Rape

California Supreme Court Defines Forcible Rape

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The California Supreme Court adopts tougher standards on what constitutes forcible rape, defining it as continued sexual intercourse by a man after his female partner withdraws initial consent. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.