What does it mean when a law is “void for vagueness?”
In the June issue of Knife Magazine, attorney and knife expert Dan Lawson examines laws that may be unknowable – the constitutional term for this is vagueness.
“The U.S. Supreme Court has established a two-part test to be applied when considering the issue of vagueness:
- Does the penal statute, “when measured by common understanding and practices,” define the proscribed conduct with sufficient particularity to warn a person as to what behavior is prohibited; and
- Does the statutory language allow arbitrary and discriminatory enforcement?”
Read the entire article “Vagueness.”
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