Article Title

The Brawner Rule—Why? or No More Nonsense on Non Sense in the Criminal Law, Please!

Publication Title

Washington University Law Quarterly


This Article will focus primarily on two matters in the Brawner court's opinion: 1) its decision not to abolish the insanity defense; and 2) its decision to permit the introduction of evidence concerning a defendant’s abnormal mental condition if relevant to establishing or negating the specific intent element of certain crimes.