For this special mini-episode of our podcast, Growing Stronger, Tanya Chapman looks into a quirky case that involved a person charged with criminal offences who claimed that he could not be charged because he consisted of two separate legal entities. There was his flesh and blood corporeal self and then there was the “straw man” without legal personality – and because he lacked legal personality, he couldn’t be charged with a crime.
That was the claim made to the District Court of Queensland. Did it work?
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Case: R v Sweet  QDC 216
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