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Great News for Criminal Defense

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A little over a year ago, I wrote about a devastating blow to criminal defense.  The cruelties of the capitalist ruling class had taken down one of the few remaining avenues for defendants to explain why they are forced to act as they do.

I'm delighted to say that this depredation has been remedied.  Criminal defense will once again be able to rely on something beyond "urban survival syndrome" and certain, shall we say, unfortunate interactions with government witnesses.

Or, to put it more directly, the core of mental state defenses has returned.

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