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58 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1104 (1982-1983)


The jury's verdict of acquittal by reason of insanity in the case of President Reagan's attempted assassination has stirred vivid debate, both in and out of the U.S. Congress and other public bodies. This article will briefly discuss the history of the insanity defense in the United States, the current status of that defense, and some major problems remaining in its use.


Reprinted with permission of the Notre Dame Law Review.



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