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THE COURT ALSO RULED THIS WEEK

* That statutory rape laws aimed only at males who have sexual relations with under-aged women are constitutional. The 5-4 majority, upholding a California law, rejected arguments by "Michael M." -- who at age 17 was charged with statutory rape of a girl 16 -- that he was a victim of sex discrimi nation.

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