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Koch Industries, White House work to keep criminal justice reform viable

The Washington Post reports Koch Industries general counsel Mark Holden met with White House representatives “to discuss the prospects for criminal justice legislation, which has made recent advances.” While some expressed concern about the possibility that criminal justice reform could undermine a mens rea provision in a proposed measure, but Holden commented, “The basic principle with any criminal law that deprives people of life, liberty and property is that you need to have an intent standard ... We believe there should be comprehensive criminal justice reform, which includes mens rea reform.” 

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