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Country Songs to Illustrate Crim Law Concepts

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saq104 made the country song connection all too apparent in a recent post and I couldn’t help but notice that country songs seem to make excellent illustrations of criminal law concepts. Case in point – I can think of no better illustration of the question of actus reas and the impact of incapacitation by alcohol or drugs than Kevin Blackie Farrell’s, Sonora’s Death Row (lyrics).

NB-the discovery that this song has it’s own wikipedia entry is bordering on a religious experience for me right now. Oh, how I ♥ you internet. I haven’t been able to find an mp3 of this yet, but I highly recommend either Robert Earl Keen’s version or Richard Shindell’s.

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