- wrongful + -ness (Wiktionary)
“The specific issue was whether the High Court and the Appeal Court ought to have broadened the concept of "wrongfulness" in the law of delict in the light of the State's constitutional duty to safeguard the rights of women.”
“Byrd acknowledged the wrongfulness of what he was and what he did.”
“The board said Lawrence had "a severe mental disease or defect" and was "unable to appreciate the nature and quality or wrongfulness of his conduct at the time of the alleged criminal misconduct.”
“Court precedent would seem to indicate that he can use federal civil rights laws to get the evidence only if that evidence would not necessarily imply the wrongfulness of his conviction.”
“Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan said that Skinner was in something of a Catch-22, because he couldn't challenge the wrongfulness of his conviction without knowing the results of the DNA test.”
“One can take and accept what Andy and others have correctly said about the inability and moral wrongfulness of using the criminal justice system as the frame for counterterrorism, while still recognizing that it has a role, and that role is strongest when it comes to US citizens acting within the United States.”
“Once the prosecution is under way, lawyers said, Mr. Loughner's legal team could try to claim he is not guilty by reason of insanity, a tough legal standard that would require a showing that he didn't understand the wrongfulness of his crime.”
“Khadr's lawyers will put forth psychological and psychiatric experts to talk about the impacts of torture on him and likely about the ability of a 15-year-old youth to appreciate the wrongfulness of his acts, particularly when they were directed by the adults around him.”
“Slaves must be aware of the fact that they are slaves, and then transcend anger and pain to convince their master of the wrongfulness of their slavery.”
“The word is vaguely clinical, associated with psychological counseling and problems that need to be fixed, with a malfunction in the mechanism of our mind, but one that does not necessarily reflect wrongfulness—more like bad cholesterol than bad character.”
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