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Warning: Statutes May be Interpreted in an Unforseeably Expansive Manner: United States v. Councilman

Talya Yaylaian

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Imagine the following scenario: you face criminal charges for a crime that you had no reason to believe existed. Not only does this violate all common notions of fairness, but it also violates the United States constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause guarantees United States citizens fair warning that certain conduct will be considered criminal. . . .
41 New Eng. L. Rev. 293

 

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