masinter at NSU.ACAST.NOVA.EDU
Sun Jan 19 20:22:05 PST 1997
On Sun, 19 Jan 1997, Douglas Laycock wrote:
> The story about the abortion protest acquittals is also in Sunday's
> New York Times, but still without sufficient information to figure out what
> he said. My best guess is that the judge apparently found a case that
> suggests that religious motivation negates criminal intent.
I read the story, and saw what I took to be a reference to jury
nullification, applied by a judge who does not like the law under which
the defendant was prosecuted (presumably FACE or Roe, not the criminal
Lack of criminal intent should also defeat a homicide prosecution.
Didn't work in Florida for Paul Hill. Maybe he should hire the judge.
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