The article presents information on the conceptions of morality and justice and the maximization of social welfare. The defense of necessity, its common law justification and the recognition of federal justification defense are discussed. The decisions made by the Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in the trial of Virgin Islands v. Lewis, the judicial duty and the justification doctrine are also discussed.
Necessity Defense to Felon-in-Possession Charges: The Third Circuit Justifies a Federal Justification Defense in Virgin Islands v. Lewis,
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