October 6, 2014 — Professor Eugene Volokh was quoted in a Forbes article about a Massachusetts district attorney who gave two men a lenient plea bargain and told the public that he agreed with the defendants’ cause. The men were prepared to invoke the so-called “necessity defense,” or the argument that they engaged in otherwise illegal conduct in order to prevent a greater harm.
Eugene Volokh of the Washington Post blog “The Volokh Conspiracy,” recently criticized the move, writing that it is “appalling” that “if you are committing a crime to express a viewpoint that D.A. Sutter likes, you could be free of criminal prosecution.”
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