Jordan Wallace-Wolf, “Think Again: The Thought Crime Doctrine and the Limits of Criminal Law”
This is the first article in our first Journal of Free Speech Law issue; you can read it here, but here’s the Abstract:
According to the thought crime doctrine, neither beliefs nor intentions may be subject to criminal punishment. The doctrine is widely endorsed, but puzzling in its scope. Beliefs have a free speech credential: they play a straightforward role in the sincere exchange of ideas. Moreover, they are harmless, in the specific sense that they do not aim at action and so not at lawbreaking.
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