Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Speaking of Texas...

Andrea Yates Gets a New Trial

I, for one, am glad. If ever a woman killed her children from post-partum insanity, she seems to be the perfect case. Why have the law at all, if not for cases like her? Of course, the Texas burden to prove insanity is famously difficult.

I bought Jeralyn Merrit's arguments at the time, that there should be a legal category in the US, as there is in Britain, of guilty, but insane.

Krauthammer's take on Andrea Yates, from 2002.


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