Officer: Military could learn from civilian courts

Huffington Post-'It really doesn't generally rise to the legal definition of insanity,' says Huffman, now dean emeritus of the law school at Texas Tech University. 'So there's no way to account for it in the guilt or innocence phase of the trial.'

Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Miller knew that deserting his post was a serious crime. But, by then, he had a lot more on his mind and heart than his job.

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"It really doesn't generally rise to the legal definition of insanity," says Huffman, now dean emeritus of the law school at Texas Tech University. "So there's no way to account for it in the guilt or innocence phase of the trial."

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