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February 8, 2016

WSJ Accuses Sen. Warren of Scuttling Mens Rea Reform

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren “can’t see past her bile for bankers” to support mens rea legislation that passed the House Judiciary Committee, writes the Wall Street Journal editorial board.

The bill would “create a default standard for criminal intent in areas of federal law when no standard exists.”

Despite Warren’s misgivings, the legislation “would merely prevent prosecutors from ignoring the traditional need under criminal law to prove that the accused has a guilty mind before he can be convicted.”

Read the full story here.

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