ABA votes to indefinitely table affirmative consent resolution
The revised version still defined consent in a way that would effectively criminalize a great deal of consensual sexual contact.
Last night, ABA voted to indefinitely table the affirmative consent resolution. We hope college administrators will pay heed to the decisions of these major legal organizations when considering how to craft their own policies.
Like the American Law Institute in 2016, the American Bar Ass'n declined yesterday to recommend "affirmative consent" as the criminal-law definition of sexual consent.