The much-maligned insanity defense was the focus of debate before the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case that could further limit its use.

Justices seemed troubled by the case Clark v. Arizona, in which Eric Clark’s plea of insanity was rejected, resulting in Clark being convicted of first-degree murder for killing a Flagstaff, Ariz., police officer, even though, his lawyer said, Clark thought he was shooting at an alien being.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]