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The only women excused was when there was another basis for excusing them -- women who had police officers for relatives or who had child abuse in their family.
9] This emphasis on the "morally active" reasons for an actor's conduct, which is central to Horder's notion of excusing, may incline some readers to think about the normative judgments inherent in justification defenses, and Horder's taxonomy acknowledges that some excuses--those characterized by strong "actively justificatory" elements (3)--may come very close to being justification claims.
It's ironic that so many in this state are coming out and excusing Gray Davis.
It is natural to begin with excuses because the new syndromes are abnormalities and abnormalities are usually excusing conditions that bear on the accused's responsibility, rather than objectively justifying conditions that make otherwise wrongful conduct right under the circumstances.