CHAPTER 6: DEFENSES TO CRIMINAL LIABILITY: EXCUSES
Right-wrong test (MNaghten rule)
Product of mental illness test
The irresistible impulse test
The substantial capacity test
The right wrong test requires 2 elements,
Sonnier v. State Brief
On November 2,1989, John L. Clough discovered several items missing
from his establishment, the Houstonian Club.
Among the missing items, four amplifier speakers were missing.
The speakers were valued at $1400 when purchas
State v. Metzger
All criminal laws must meet the fundamental requirement of due process. Due process requires that the
crime and the elements constituting it must be so clearly expressed that a reasonable person can intelligently
choose in adv
State v. Metzger
Metzger lived in a garden level apartment, located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Metzgers apartment contains a large window that faces the parking lot.
On April 30,1981 at about 7:45 A.M. another resident of the apartment
Chapter 6 Writing Assignment Brief
United States of America v. Winston Grainger
On December 2, 2003, a federal grand jury in Columbus, Ohio, returned a
one-count indictment against Grainger.
Grainger was charged with being unlawfully in the Unite
A. Aggravated Battery
State must prove:
1. Jesse intentionally touched or struck Angel against will/
intentionally caused bodily harm to Angel
2. In committing the battery- knew or intended to cause great
bodily harm, permanent disability, or p
State v. Loge Brief
On September 2,1997, Loge borrowed his fathers pickup truck to go on
his evening job.
Driving alone on his way home form work, he was stopped by two city
police officers on County Road 18 at approximately 8:15 P.M. because he
Graham v. Connor Brief
Facts: Petitioner Graham, a diabetic, asked his friend, Berry, to drive him to a
convenience store to purchase orange juice to counteract the onset of an insulin
reaction. Upon entering the store and seeing the number of people ahea
Brief: People v. Courtney
George Bruschi was employed as a police officer by Stanford
University, a private educational institution.
During mid-afternoon of December 1, 1968, he was on mobile patrol
in a residential area, which was the private prop