Mental Illness Defense in Minnesota

A recent case in Minnesota raised interesting questions about the mental illness defense in Minnesota. In a lengthy examination, former Third Judicial District Chief Public Defender, Carol Weissenborn evaluated the case of State v. Anderson in her Minnesota Supreme Court blog. This is an awkward and confusing case,...
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Appeals Judge Recuses Herself from Lubanga Appeal

International Criminal Court Appeals Judge Akua Kuenyehia has removed herself from hearing the appeal of the trial court decision suspending the case against Thomas Lubanga of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Judge Kuenyehia sat on the pre-trial chamber that approved the warrant and initial indictment against Lubanga. ...
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Trial Chamber I Orders the Release of Thomas Lubanga

Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered the release of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, based on the court’s order last week to stay the proceedings.  That order, blogged about here, found that the prosecutions refusal to obey court orders to disclose the identity of witnesses...
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Lubanga Trial Suspended Again

Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, has suspended proceedings in the trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo.  Lubanga was the first accused to appear before the court in 2007.  In January 2009, the trial began, in January 2010, the defense began presenting...
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Victims Motivated by a Desire to be Heard

In an interview with the Open Society Institutes blog on the Lubanga Trial, Paolina Massidda of the International Criminal Court’s Office of Public Counsel for Victims has stated that the victims participating in the Lubanga Trial are interested in telling their stories, not in collecting reparations.  The interview...
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