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What does "not guilty by reason of insanity" mean?

May 31st, 2010

Episode 637 of 1055 episodes

Claiming the "insanity defense" in fictional courts of law is common and seems pretty straightforward; in real life, it's much more rare and complex. Discover the legal definition of "insanity" -- and how it relates to mental illness -- in this episode.