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Michael Serota is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and an Associate Deputy Director at the school's Academy for Justice. Find him on Twitter @MichaelSerota.
Many U.S. criminal statutes betray the bedrock legal principle of mens rea. The result is a deeply unjust system that punishes the morally innocent.
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