Another post for today for the export controls crowd, this one coming from Clif Burns, Esq. and his informative blog, Export Law Blog. In addition to the main post, be sure to spend a few minutes reading the comments thread:
Export prosecutions require proof that the defendant understood that the exports in question were illegal. Since there is often little dispute as to whether the exported item required a license or that a license was not obtained, this makes this scienter element the most important and interesting element of each case.
Read the complete post and comments, here.