Kahler v. Kansas Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument for Kahler v. Kansas, a case challenging the constitutionality of a state statute that eliminated the… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument for Kahler v. Kansas, a case challenging the constitutionality of a state statute that eliminated the insanity defense. James Kahler was convicted of killing his wife, two teen daughters, and his mother-in-law. His attorney argued that he was not in the right mental state for some time after his wife had an affair with another woman, left him, took their children, and filed for divorce. A jury found him guilty and sentenced him to death. Because Kansas does not offer an insanity defense, defendants can get the death penalty even if they have a mental disorder that prevents them from knowing what they did. Mr. Kahler’s legal team filed an appeal to the Kansas Supreme Court, which upheld the death sentence. close

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Kahler v. Kansas Oral Argument

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Program ID:
463781-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 15, 2019 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 18, 2019 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 15, 2019 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 16, 2019 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 18, 2019 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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