Wednesday, April 19, 2006

NPR on Supreme Court case

On NPR’s “Morning Edition” this morning ...

Legal Affairs: High Court Takes on Case Questioning Insanity Defense
by Nina Totenberg

Morning Edition, April 19, 2006 · The Supreme Court is reviewing a challenge to the insanity defense. A young Arizona man killed a police officer and his parents want him declared guilty but insane. But the state does not want the defendant's mental state considered in court. The case of Clark v. Arizona could end up making it more difficult for criminal defendants to prove insanity.