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A "bright line" between what is prohibited and what is permitted functions very differently depending on whether a prohibited offense is interpreted as malum in se or malum prohibitum.
145) In arguing for the inappropriateness of policies that seek to establish and approach the bright line that defines torture, this Part employs Jeremy Waldron's distinction between a malum in se and a malum prohibitum interpretation of the torture prohibition.
Murder, for instance, is malum in se, inherently contrary to the rule of reason.
However, as England's Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon wrote nearly four centuries ago, not even the king may "make an offense dispunishable which is Malum in se.