The United States Supreme Court in Patterson v. New York upheld the constitutionality of a New York murder statute which places on the defendant the burden of proving extreme emotional disturbance. The Court thereby determined that New York courts in applying the statute against defendant Gordon Patterson had not violated his right to due process of law
Johnson, Lee Ann
"Affirmative Defenses; Defendant's Burden of Proof: Defense of Extreme Emotional Disturbance; Due Process; Patteron v. New York,"
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