Morissette v. United States is a landmark case in American law. How did a case in which the facts prove quite trivial make for such a significant case in mens rea law? Professor Josh Kleinfeld presents the case of Morissette v. United States and explains why this case goes to the very root of what criminal law is all about. 


  • Professor Joshua Kleinfeld, Northwestern Pritzker School of the Law


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