Chapter 1: Introduction to Criminal Law

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Elementary notions of fairness enshrined in our constitutional jurisprudence dictate that a person receive fair notice not only of the conduct that will subject him to punishment but also of the severity of the penalty that a State may impose.

   —BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore, cited in Section 1 “Damages”

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