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United States v. Freeman

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Bloomberg Law

Citation. 356 F. 2d 606

Brief Fact Summary. The defense of insanity is discussed.

Synopsis of Rule of Law. The recognized purposes of criminal law are not satisfied by punishing someone who is mentally incompetent.

Facts. The facts of the case are not discussed only the reasons for the defense of insanity.

Issue. What purpose is served in punishing the mentally incompetent?

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