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Criminal Procedure

2018

Saint Louis University School of Law

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"Dangerous Instruments": A Case Study In Overcriminalization, Chad Flanders, Desiree Austin-Holliday Jan 2018

"Dangerous Instruments": A Case Study In Overcriminalization, Chad Flanders, Desiree Austin-Holliday

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Many states - including Missouri - have provisions that provide greater punishment for some felonies that are committed with, or by the use of, a .. deadly weapon" or "dangerous instrument."1 The definition o f "deadly weapon" tends to be pretty straightforward, usually a list that includes several specific items that just are deadly weapons, such as guns and knives.2 "Dangerous instrument" is deliberately left as a broader, more capacious term - defined not in terms o f a list o f instruments but in terms of those things that could be easily or "readily" used to cause serious physical injury or ...


How Much Certainty Do We Need To Punish? A Reply To Kolber, Chad Flanders Jan 2018

How Much Certainty Do We Need To Punish? A Reply To Kolber, Chad Flanders

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Scene: Outside Brooklyn Law School, mid-morning. CHADF, a law professor, reads something on his phone while waiting for an Uber. He is holding a cup of coffee in his other hand. KOLBERT, also a law professor, is walking quickly, deep into editing his latest law review article, mostly oblivious to the outside world. KOLBERT collides with CHADF, causing him to spill coffee all over his shirt.


Keeping The Rule Of Law Simple: Comments On Gowder, The Rule Of Law In The Real World, Chad Flanders Jan 2018

Keeping The Rule Of Law Simple: Comments On Gowder, The Rule Of Law In The Real World, Chad Flanders

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Let me start by just stating my experience of reading The Rule of Law in the Real World1 because it will help make sense of the structure of my remarks. The first third of the book: I am utterly convinced, even blown away, by the elegance and persuasiveness of the argument and the analysis; even when there is merely a summary, I am helped and bettered by it. The second third of the book: I am inclined, based on the enormous goodwill generated by the first third of the book to accept-almost uncritically-the historical discussion and the conclusions drawn ...