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Friday, February 5, 2010

A Current Mistake-of-Law Claim: "Haiti Charges Americans With Child Abduction"

The New York Times article is here.

Reuters, which had a reporter in the session, said that all 10 of the detainees acknowledged to the prosecutor that they had apparently violated the law when they tried to take the children from Haiti, although they said they were unaware of that until after they were detained.

“We did not have any intention to violate the law, but now we understand it’s a crime,” said Paul Robert Thompson, a pastor who led the group in prayer during a break in the session.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2010/02/a-current-mistakeoflaw-claim-haiti-charges-americans-with-child-abduction.html

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