Prosecutors in the child sex-abuse case against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky have dropped one count of unlawful contact with a minor because the alleged crime occurred in either 1995 or 1996, and the relevant statute didn't take effect until 1997. Sandusky's defense team also filed motions to get all 52 charges dismissed, saying that they are too vague. Judge John Cleland denied the request. Sandusky still faces 51 counts, as his lawyers prepare to argue that Sandusky's behavior is attributed to a mental disorder.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- I hate Ayn Rand — but here's why my fellow conservatives love her
- 7 things the world's happiest people do every day
- The best online movies to watch this weekend
- Hey, Paul Ryan's new poverty plan isn't completely terrible!
- The 11 worst fast food restaurants in America
- 7 language habits that reveal your age
- The danger of the Democrats' lack of desperation
Subscribe to the Week