Florida: Drug Laws Ruled Unconstitutional

By JOHN SCHWARTZ –  The New York Times A federal judge in Orlando on Wednesday declared the state’s controlled-substances laws unconstitutional. A 2002 Florida law eliminated the requirement of a “guilty mind,” or “mens rea,” as part of a drug offense. Briefs attacking the Florida law, in which a defendant need not know that a substance is illegal to be convicted of possessing or selling it, had been filed by…[Full Story at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/28/us/28brfs-DRUGLAWSRULE_BRF.html?_r=1 ]

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Florida: Drug Laws Ruled Unconstitutional