Norm Pattis, on the Loughner Defense
by Jesse Jones, January 11
The question is going to be Jared Loughner's mental state.
Insanity is a difficult defense. There may not be enough to show that he is insane. But can it be shown that he really is little more than an American who is out of control and behaved in an unacceptable manner - that might be enough to save his life...