oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Presumption of impotence: the American experience
|Article Title||Presumption of impotence: the American experience|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Sydney|
|Publication Date||Jul 1977|
|Pages||150 - 165|
|Keyword(s)||American law, Case law, Impotence, Rape offences and United States of America|
It is submitted that in no state in America should there be either a conclusive or a rebuttable presumption of impotence. The potency or otherwise of a young male should be left to the jury as a matter of inference from the evidence presented before them. This should be provided for by legislation along the lines of that to be found in Florida and New Zealand.
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