Docket Nos. 67291, 69249. (Calendar Nos. 2, 3).

421 Mich. 338 (1984)

365 N.W.2d 120


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided December 28, 1984.

Released February 1, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Louis J. Caruso, Solicitor General, John D. Foresman, Prosecuting Attorney, in Hackett, and G. Scott Stermer, Prosecuting Attorney, in Paquette, and Michael A. Nickerson, Assistant Attorney General, for the people.

Graff & Hunt (by Rex O. Graff, Jr.) for defendant Hackett.

Mason & Mason (by Michael A. Mason) for defendant Paquette.


We granted leave to consider the constitutionality of the rape-shield statute, MCL 750.520j; MSA 28.788(10), as applied in these two cases. We hold that application of the statute in the cases at bar did not violate defendant's procedural or substantive rights. We affirm the judgment of the Court of Appeals in Paquette and reverse in Hackett.


Defendants in both cases challenge the...

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