Three Rules

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  • The Three Rules (cases)
    • The Literal Rule
      • CASES
        • Cheeseman v DPP 1990
          • D caught exposing himself in a public restroom
        • Fisher v Bell 1960
          • offence to offer knives for sale
        • Whitely v Chappell 1868
          • impersonated a dead man at the polls, dead man "not entitled to vote"
        • L&NERCo v Berriman 1946
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    • The Golden Rule
      • CASES
        • R v Allen 1872
          • you cannot get married to two people at the same time; "marry" means "to go through a marriage ceremony"
            • NARROW
              • The court may only choose between the possible meanings of a word or phrase
        • Adler v George 1967
          • you cannot commit a crime in "the vicinity" and not actually in the prohibited place
            • NARROW
              • The court may only choose between the possible meanings of a word or phrase
        • Re Sigworth 1935
          • son murdered his mother for his inheritance; the literal rule would be repungant
            • WIDE
              • where the words have only one clear meaning, but it would lead to a repugnant situation
      • The Golden rule of a modification of the literal rule to avoid an interpretation that is absurd.
      • WIDE
        • where the words have only one clear meaning, but it would lead to a repugnant situation
    • The Mischief Rule

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