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Garrison v. Elo
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
156 F. Supp. 2d 815 (2001)
Garrison (defendant) was convicted of committing third-degree criminal sexual conduct upon a 13-year-old girl (i.e., statutory rape). On appeal, Garrison argued that his conviction violated the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution because he had no mens rea or scienter to commit the offense.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (O’Meara, J.)
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