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Attorney General Appeals Court's Ruling on Anti-Sodomy Law


June 25, 2013

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is asking the US Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that struck down Virginia's anti-sodomy law.

A petition filed on Tuesday claims a three-judge panel of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals misinterpreted the scope of a Supreme Court decision invalidating a similar Texas law.

Virginia's so-called "Crimes Against Nature" law served as the basis for a 47-year-old man's conviction of criminal solicitation for allegedly demanding oral sex from a 17-year-old girl.

Cuccinelli says the court's decision threatens to undo the convictions of nearly 90 sex offenders who were convicted under that law.


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