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Old January 15th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #1
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Michigan's second-highest court put out a ruling that will allow a person who is involved in "an extramarital fling" to be prosecuted. The person can also be punished by up to life in prison. Here is the link: LINK

Should cheating be illegal? Discuss.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 07:45 PM   #2
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i think its just what we need to clog up the courts with:miff:
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Old January 15th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #3
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I dont think it's a good idea. Why can't two people just live together? If you get sick of it, move on. Why does it have to be "legal" and be "lisenced". Just the govn't getting more $$$ out of the working class.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #4
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No, it shouldn't be illegal.

But don't go blaming the courts, they don't write the laws, the legislature does that. The court's just telling us what the law says.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #5
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I don't think it should be made illegal but cheating should be able to be used in divorce cases. Where if that is the reason for the separation things shouldn't be split 50/50. There are are many people who stay with someone who has cheated because they will lose their ass if they get divorced.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 06:14 AM   #6
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I don't think it should be made illegal but cheating should be able to be used in divorce cases. Where if that is the reason for the separation things shouldn't be split 50/50. There are are many people who stay with someone who has cheated because they will lose their ass if they get divorced.
So many times one person flaunts their infidelity in front of everyone and the courts are unwilling to even mention it. Someone needs to smack these cheaters down to remind the world that they are scum and why.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #7
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The government should leave that alone. There's too many sex offenders serving little to no time for crimes against children. Save that prison space for the fellas who really need it.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 09:33 AM   #9
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The government should leave that alone. There's too many sex offenders serving little to no time for crimes against children. Save that prison space for the fellas who really need it.
I agree with your point in that its someplace that the gov't should not go, but "leaving it alone" would allow the law to stand. What they need to do is act and fix a piece of legislature ASAP that incriminates consenting adults. Prosecution under this law would land you in the Sex Offender's Registry.

The really funny part about this development is that the Attorney General is the one that pushed for the literal interpretation of the law during the prosecution of someone who had committed a serious crime and the Attorney General himself is a known adulterer. :tonka:
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"In many other states, judges may reject a literal interpretation of the law if they believe it would lead to an absurd result. But Michigan's Supreme Court majority has held that it is for the Legislature, not the courts, to decide when the absurdity threshold has been breached."

I thought it was the courts job to interpret the law? It seems the Michigan Supreme Court has given that power to the Legislative branch.


Legislative = makes the law
Executive = enforces the law
Judicial = interprets the law

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It is. The Michigan Supreme Court interpreted the law to be the State Legislature's responsibility to change.
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I dont think it's a good idea. Why can't two people just live together? If you get sick of it, move on. Why does it have to be "legal" and be "lisenced". Just the govn't getting more $$$ out of the working class.

I believe two people can live together.

Those that choose to be married apply for the appropriate license do so in a legal manner and are sort of making a commitment to the courts.
That being said, I do not think that the courts should be chasing them down.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #13
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