Self-Defense: An Intentional, not Negligent, Act

Today’s Post of the Day is prompted by a first-degree murder trial out of Kalispell MT that ended up with a hung jury last week according to local news reports. This case raises some interesting technical issues around how a claim of self-defense impacts the appropriateness of a criminal charge based on negligence.  (Yesterday’s Post of the Day discussed this same case in the context of practical consideration of how a hung jury mistrial …

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