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January 22, 2006

I am the Rule of Lenity

Via Divine Angst via Citations, Which Canon of Statutory Construction Are You?

You are the Rule of Lenity! You interpret ambiguities in penal statutes in favor of the accused. You're a laid-back kind of rule and concerned with not being too quick to judge. You're soft on crime. (20% of people had this result.)

Big shock there, huh? I'm not sure “soft on crime” is a fair way to put it. How about “more concerned with fairness and due process than illusions of public safety”?

Posted January 22, 2006 02:20 PM | crimlaw

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I'm the Golden Rule, bitches.

Posted by: justin at January 23, 2006 11:36 PM

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