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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Is ignorance of the law an excuse?

Should the criminal KNOW he or she is breaking the law and intend to do so?  Or is the act of breaking the law what counts?  This is an old debate in the law, but this study shows that “mens rea” (criminal intent) is increasingly not a factor.

As Federal Crime List Grows, Threshold of Guilt Declines

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