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Habeas Petition – Constitutional – Solicitation of a Minor (access required)

After MacDonald v. Moose, 710 F.3d 154 (4th Cir. 2013), declared the former version of Virginia’s sodomy statute, Va. Code § 18.2-361(A), to be facially invalid under Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003), Virginia’s Supreme Court held that the statute was invalid only to the extent that it applied to private, noncommercial and consensual ...