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Malum in se is defined as: “A wrong in itself; an act or case involving illegality from the very nature of the transaction, upon principles of nature, moral, and public law. . . . Such are most or all of the offenses cognizable at common law (without the denouncement of statute).” Black’s Law Dictionary 865 (5th ed. 1979). In Commonwealth v. Parker, 50 ...


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The Federal Election Commission (FEC) recently put out a summary of what constitutes a thing of value. While it is a summary from the FEC, I still think it's relevant because it uses the term thing of value, which, as the summary notes, appears in (quoting from the summary) "many criminal statutes throughout the United States". Because of that, I will quote ...


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