"Obama Speaks at SCLC Banquet"
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Saturday that the jailing of a young man for ten years for having consensual sex with another teenager is an "injustice" when White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was pardoned from his prison sentence.
Though his sentence was overturned by a judge who called it a "grave miscarriage of justice," Wilson is still in jail waiting for the state Supreme Court to hear the appeal of his case.
The long punishment has prompted angry protests and led the state last year to change the 1995 sentencing law used in his case.
The new law makes it a misdemeanor rather than a felony for teens close in age to have oral sex, but the Supreme Court ruled the change could not be applied retroactively.
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