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  • r  (law) deliberately or knowingly

  • But two may clarify the doctrine of scienter (to know), the requirement that a smut seller must have "guilty knowledge" that his wares are obscene before he is criminally liable.
  • The Pope spoke of those who became Communists scienter and liberewith full knowledge and full freedom of choice.
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    On November 14 of last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission, after probing the City of San Diego's deliberate concealment of ugly financial facts in its bond filings, concluded that "The City, through its officials, acted with scienter."
    Feb. 27, 2014 - San Diego Reader

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg in New York Times
    The inference of scienter must be more than merely 'reasonable' or 'permissible' - it must be cogent and compelling, thus strong in light of other explanations,Justice Ginsburg said. "A complaint will survive, we hold, only if a reasonable...
  • Maryanne Trump Barry in
    In securities fraud suits, Barry said, inquiry notice requires storm warnings indicating that defendants "acted with scienter."
  • Chuck Rosenthal in Houston Chronicle
    People do make mistakes,Rosenthal wrote in an e-mail response to some questions. "However, I am told that there is evidence that substantiates the charge of an attempt to (file a false alarm) and evidence that would prove scienter...

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