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No More Accidental Crimes: New at Reason

Hillary Clinton got the benefit of mens rea considerations from the FBI, so why doesn't everyone? Jacob Sullum writes in the October issue of Reason: Hillary Clinton supporters should have a new appreciation for the legal concept of mens rea—usually translated as "guilty mind"—because it saved her from federal prosecution for using a personal email server as secretary of state.
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