People v. Drew

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People v. Drew, 22 Cal. 3d 333 (1978), was a case decided by the California Supreme Court that abandoned the M'Naghten Rules of the criminal insanity defense in favor of the formulation in the Model Penal Code.[1] The decision was later abrogated by Proposition 8 in 1982, which restored the M'Naghten rules.[2]


  1. ^ Bonnie, R.J. et al. Criminal Law, Second Edition. Foundation Press, NY: 2004, p. 593
  2. ^ The Insanity Defense. Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 36, 1596. 2004.