Supreme Court upholds Kansas insanity-defense law


(Developing: Will be updated)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Kansas insanity-defense law, turning back an appeal from James Kahler who shot to death four family members on Thanksgiving weekend 2009.

In the 6-3 decision, the court  found that the Constitution didn't require Kansas to provide an insanity defense that hinges on whether defendants know their crime was morally wrong.

The court found that Kansas has an insanity defense that absolves someone of criminal liability although it might not be the type . . .


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