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Temporary insanity – Part 1


April 21, 2017

All of us have done things that we later regretted and wondered why we did them. At such times we may justify our actions – at least to ourselves – by pleading temporary insanity.

That is to say, “I’m sane, but for a minute or two there I lost my head and didn’t know what I was doing.”

Thankfully, most of the times when we do stupid things, we don’t do much damage to anyone or anything. But that is not always the case.

Occasionally, a defendant in a criminal matter will plead “temporary insanity” to justify an illegal action. It should come as no surprise to anyone that th...

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