Hinkley's Abuse Of The Justice System

Decent Essays
The aftermath prove Hinkley abused the justice system. The burden of proof shifted to the defense.”Congress and half of the states enacted changes in the insanity defense, all limiting use of the defense. Congress and nine states limited the substantive test of insanity; Congress and seven states shifted the burden of proof to the defendant, eight states supplemented the insanity verdict with a separate verdict of guilty but mentally ill”(THE JOHN HINCKLEY TRIAL & ITS EFFECT ON THE INSANITY DEFENSE).he verdict was so injustice congress passed a law shifting the burden of proof to the defendant. Three states abolished the defense alone. The states of Montana, Idaho, and Utah how banned the defense but continue to admit evidence of mental disorder
Get Access