While current law ensures that courts must go to great lengths to avoid the arraignment of sexually exploited children, loopholes remain through which young people in the sex trade can still be prosecuted.
I didn't hang at Evan Falchuk's campaign office on Tremont Street past midnight just for kicks this morning. Nor was I only there for the beer, much of which was being sipped and spilled in celebration.
Historically speaking, 54 percent of questions put to Bay State voters have been approved since 1990. This time, after much speculation and signature wrangling—and in one case a court intervention—four initiatives remain from an initial field of 33. So there are really only two questions left: Which ones will pass, and which will flame out?