#MeToo Movement Having an Impact in Legislatures

State legislatures are under growing pressure to curb sexual assault and harassment in private workplaces and in their own chambers. Has the reckoning had an impact on the law? Early signs point to yes. Credible allegations of sexual harassment have toppled at least 32 lawmakers. Some states are placing limits on nondisclosure agreements.

Police Fail to Check Suspect Backgrounds in MN Rapes

Public records reviewed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune show dozens of rape cases in which police failed to investigate suspects even though they had been accused of, charged with or convicted of sexual assault in previous incidents — sometimes more than once.