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Old March 7, 2009, 06:02 AM   #4
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This would IMHO come under the Theory of Competing Harms... a basic legal principal...

Theory of competing harms

Conduct which the actor believes to be necessary to avoid harm to himself or another is justifiable if the desirability and urgency of avoiding such harm outweigh, according to ordinary standards of reasonableness, the harm sought to be prevented by the statute defining the offense charged. The desirability and urgency of such conduct may not rest upon considerations pertaining to the morality and advisability of such statute, either in its general or particular application.
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