Deniability [SIC]

Jerry gnupg.user at
Sun Apr 3 15:02:44 CEST 2011

On Sun, 3 Apr 2011 11:48:13 +0100
MFPA <expires2011 at> articulated:

> Isn't it a fairly standard maxim that "ignorance of the law is no
> defence?"


Ignorantia juris non excusat or ignorantia legis neminem excusat (Latin
for "ignorance of the law does not excuse" or "ignorance of the law
excuses no one") is a legal principle holding that a person who is
unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely
because he or she was unaware of its content. In the United States,
exceptions to this general rule are found in cases such as Lambert v.
California (knowledge of city ordinances) and Cheek v. United States
(willfulness requirement in U.S. federal tax crimes).


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