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The Daily Digest, 1/18/2013, Automatism

Automatism vs. Insanity – Affirmative Defense or Negation of Mens Rea and Actus Reus? While you read about automatism or unconsciousness in case books, you don’t often see them in judicial opinions. In the case today, the defendant argued that … Continue reading

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The Daily Digest, 4/11/11

The case today has a really fascinating discussion of (in)voluntary intoxication. Can alcoholism, itself, satisfy the standard for a mental disease or defect for the insanity defense? In other words, can a defendant prevail on the claim that his mental … Continue reading

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