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  • ... Meese worked in business and law, becoming the director of the Center for Criminal Justice and a professor of law at the University of California at San Diego ... sought to make <span>[[Abortion|abortion]]</span> illegal and to restrict criminal defendants' rights, and were also in agreement on the issues of <span>[[Aff
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  • ...n the military, the constitutional rights of service members, the military criminal justice system, and the'' <span>[[International Law|international law]]</sp ...n> argued that a standing army was needed for the maintenance of a unified defense. Others, like <span>[[Thomas Jefferson|Thomas Jefferson]]</span> and <span>
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  • ...of unconscious ignorance or forgetfulness. A person cannot escape civil or criminal liability for intentional mistakes. In contract law a mistake of fact may be raised as a defense by a party seeking to avoid liability under the contract. Also, a mistake o
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  • ... minors, persons who lack mental capacity to contract with others, and, in criminal cases, persons who are insane. There are, however, a few other rare excepti ...dant's reasonable mistaken belief about the law may reduce the defendant's criminal liability.
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  • ...secution during closing argument. The prosecution stated that not only was defense counsel asking the jury to find a scapegoat for the defendant's guilt, he w A mistrial in a criminal prosecution may prevent retrial under the <span>[[Double Jeopardy|double je
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  • ...fendant is not guilty by reason of insanity if, at the time of the alleged criminal act, the defendant was so deranged that she did not know the nature or qual <p>The M'Naghten rule on criminal insanity is named for Daniel M'Naghten, who, in 1843, tried to kill England
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  • Motive is usually used in connection with <span>[[Criminal Law|criminal law]]</span> to explain why a person acted or refused to act in a certain w ... defendant's motives were honorable—for example, if the accused acted in defense of a family member.
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  • Murder is perhaps the single most serious criminal offense. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the killing, a person w ... the criminal history, the more time the defendant is likely to serve. The criminal history of a murder defendant may even cause a murder charge to be upgraded
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  • ... People and now called the <span>[[Naacp|NAACP]]</span> launched the Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). Since its founding, the organization has been i ...od Marshall]]</span>, the LDF was created to provide information about the criminal justice system and legal assistance to indigent African Americans.</p>
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  • ...arijuana charges through a legal committee (NLC) comprised of 350 criminal defense attorneys. The NLC also sponsors NORML legal seminars, notifies NORML of im ...rt level. This committee, which is comprised of experienced NORML criminal defense attorneys from around the country, gives NORML the opportunity to contribut
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  • ...Institute for Legislative Action in 1975, organized for the "the political defense of the Second Amendment." ... 1940 resulted in the collection of more than 7,000 firearms for Britain's defense against German invasion.
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  • ... fight for integration of the trade unions, particularly those involved in defense work and in the <span>[[Armed Services|armed services]]</span>. After the w ...nalyzes policy, and advocates for significant issues including employment, criminal justice, community development, and economic policy.</p>
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  • ...ip to justify its actions on behalf of Native American tribes, such as its defense of Indian fishing and hunting rights and the establishment of the Bureau of ...t prohibited gaming, or civil laws that regulated gaming. If the laws were criminal-prohibitory, they could be applied to activities on Indian reservations, bu
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  • ...upreme Court has said that the demand for a higher degree of persuasion in criminal cases has been repeatedly expressed since "ancient times" through the commo ...e Zenger's admission of harmful publication and lack of a cognizable legal defense, the jury acquitted him.
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  • ...protect the United States as directed by the president or the secretary of defense by the effective prosecution of war at sea. With its Marine Corps component ...military department within the <span>[[Department Of Defense|DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE]]</span> (63 Stat. 578).</p>
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  • ...2 months in jail. A publisher could defend the periodical using truth as a defense, but the publisher had to demonstrate "good motives" and "justifiable ends. ...t have to prove the falsity of the charges in the newspaper. Moreover, the defense of truth was limited by a showing of good motives and justifiable ends. The
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  • <div type="article"><p><i>A defense asserted by a criminal or civil defendant that he or she had no choice but to break the law.</i></ ...ageous to society than the consequence of strict adherence to the law. The defense is often used successfully in cases that involve a <span>[[Trespass|trespas
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  • ... be excused from liability. If the intervening cause is the intentional or criminal conduct of a third person, the defendant is not liable for this person's ne Under the assumption of risk defense, a defendant can avoid liability for his negligence by establishing that th
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  • ...obilizing African Americans to arm themselves in <span>[[Self Defense|self-defense]]</span> more than twenty years earlier. ...Bobby Seale]]</span>, with whom he formed the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in response to Malcolm X's call to African Americans to take up arms to def
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  • ...harges alleged without disputing or admitting guilt and without offering a defense. No contest has a different meaning in the context of a will.</i></p> ...l suit for the same act. For example, if a motorist pleads no contest to a criminal assault charge against a hitchhiker, the hitchhiker cannot introduce eviden
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