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IMHO, judges need to recognize that illegitimate actions form no part of a government agent’s legitimate duties; while a person who reasonably believes his actions were legitimate should in some cases be able to argue such belief as a defense against prosecution or lawsuit, that defense should be no more available to government agents than to anyone else, and the reasonableness of the belief should be regarded skeptically.