Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Hard Cases Make Bad Law (no.277)

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This well-intentioned but stupid legislation will profitably occupy many lawyers and police officers, and is unlikely to convict many, if any. It is a classic knee-jerk reaction to an appalling case. The borders of this kind of sexual conduct are notoriously fuzzy, and it isn't fair to ask a jury to decide on such a nebulous issue.

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