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Question 1: So far, in the United States, those acquitted of a federal offense by reason of insanity have not been able to challenge their psychiatric confinement through a ________ or other remedies.
Habeas corpusHamdan v. RumsfeldSupreme Court of the United StatesGuantanamo Bay detention camp

Question 2: Whether a person has a diagnosed ________ is not sufficient reason, from the court's point of view, to relieve them from all responsibility for illegal acts they may commit.
ICD-10 Chapter V: Mental and behavioural disordersMental disorderSchizophreniaPsychiatry

Question 3: [12] The early-2000s cases of Lee Boyd Malvo and ________ are examples of high-profile use of the insanity defense; both are characterised by their dramatic circumstances.
Andrea YatesMurderPostpartum psychosisPsychiatry

Question 4: Another case around that time was that of ________, who assassinated President James Garfield in 1881.
James A. GarfieldCharles J. GuiteauChester A. ArthurJames G. Blaine

Question 5: When the insanity defense is successful, the defendant is usually committed to a ________.
Anti-psychiatryPsychiatric hospitalPsychiatryEmergency psychiatry

Question 6: In this section, various rules applied in ________ jurisdiction with respect to insanity defenses are discussed.
PhilippinesAlaskaCanadaUnited States

Question 7: In the ________, a trial in which the insanity defense is invoked typically involves the testimony of psychiatrists or psychologists who will present opinions on the defendant's state of mind at the time of the offense.
AlaskaUnited StatesCanadaPhilippines

Question 8: This defense was first used by U.S. Congressman ________ of New York in 1859 after he had killed his wife's lover, Philip Barton Key, but was most used during the 1940s and 1950s.
James LongstreetDaniel SicklesGeorge MeadeWinfield Scott Hancock

Question 9: [citation needed] In ________ (1992) the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a person could not be held "indefinitely".
John Paul StevensFoucha v. LouisianaSandra Day O'ConnorWilliam Rehnquist

Question 10: The insanity defense is available in most jurisdictions that respect ________ and have a rule of law although the extent to which it can be applied differs between jurisdictions.
TortureHuman rightsCultureReproductive rights


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