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[20] The view of the majority of writers1 on this subject will, however, hold good in most cases. Some have evaded these problems by saying that a basis is that which emerges from affirmations and denials, such as “You did it,” “I did not do it,” or “I was justified in doing it.”

1 i.e. that the defendant makes the basis or status. See § 13.

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