Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
gurdonark

M'naghten

We need to have a better rule than the current rule in Texas, which is, roughly, no matter how
mentally ill you are, if your illness leaves you the ability to know right from wrong, you're unable to use an insanity defense. This rule is outmoded. It's bad enough that we have a death penalty at all, but when the potential to
use it arises in cases of obvious mental illness,
it's time to look at changing the law.
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