CL.9 - Rights of press and rights are not guarded by Magna...

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Rights of press and rights are not guarded by Magna Carta Reynolds v. United States Reynolds is charged with bigamy Doesn’t bring up incorporation because it’s a federal law He is sent to jail for 2 years He tried to defend himself under religion, Court felt that it could legislate opinion and not action Jury charge, calls that there was justification of his action because it was religious, he doesn’t have the mental element (mens rea) for the crime Judge charges jury that there was intent involved in his crime Brought up issue of the grand jury having 15 people Question the assumptions 2 jurors had before the case Two of jurors didn’t answer questions about polygamy scared about being discharged Justice Field dissents on issue of Schofield of evidence being used from a previous trial on the same crime Used the word “delusion” and prejudiced the jury Slippery slope of bigamy, marriage is a civil contract Questions Indictment bad because of grand jury number? State law allowed for it
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