[free-sklyarov] Re: Continuing the fight

Matthew T. Russotto mrussotto at speakeasy.net
Mon Dec 17 06:14:52 PST 2001

On Monday, December 17, 2001, at 01:51 AM, Seth Finkelstein wrote:

> 	That is, if a defendant "admitted his conduct" in such a way
> as to affirm every element of the charges against him, has he given
> away his defense in all but name?

Only if his defense was to deny the conduct.  If his defense was based 
on issues of law rather than fact, they're still available.  The defense 
of "I was in Russia at the time, the law doesn't apply there" is one, 
"Your law violates your Constitution" is another.

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