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Unformatted text preview: that he thought it was abandoned by the government, and proved valueless to them. Trial and Appeal court didnt put much weight into it. US supreme court stepped in to review. They said that, even thought the mental intent of the crime is not stated in a statutes, they believe that congress implied it in there. They reference things like treason, and the degrees of acts due to the mental state. Courts reasoned that because the cases were there to look as if it was rusted away and an abandoned junk, it was reasonable to think it was abandoned. With that in mind, the courts reversed the appeals decision....
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course CRIM LAW 110 taught by Professor Wade during the Spring '11 term at California Western School of Law.
- Spring '11