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Winnipeg FP on Crown Appeal/LEAF interest in 'Clumsy Don Juan' case

‘Clumsy Don Juan’ appeal eyed – Winnipeg Free Press.

A national legal group hopes to convince the Manitoba Court of Appeal to uphold the conviction of a rapist infamously dubbed a “clumsy Don Juan” by a Manitoba judge.

On Thursday, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will ask an appeal judge for intervener status in the case of Kenneth Rhodes, in light of “systemic issues” it says prejudices judges and juries against female survivors of sexual violence.

Do you think we can identify people’s view on this case according to whether they describe it as the Clumsy Don Juan or the Sex in the Air case?  Maybe not. Reminds me that I need to stop calling that other case “the spanking case”.