By Victoria Wicks
A bill to repeal South Dakota’s alienation of affection law was killed in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Senator Stan Adelstein has tried in the past to overturn the law that allows a spouse to sue an interloper in the marriage—someone who seduces one spouse away from the other.
This year, Adelstein referred to the Rapid City alienation of affection case that made headlines across the nation. Douglas Rumpca sued then-Pennington County State’s Attorney Glenn Brenner, who dated Rumpca’s wife and, after she divorced Rumpca, married her.