Reid Fontaine draws two conclusions regarding the partial defense to murder of reasonable provocation-one regarding its substantive content, the other regarding its formal classification…. I agree with both of Fontaine's two conclusions, and, indeed, I have previously written to that effect. Unfortunately, while I agree with Fontaine's conclusions, I do not think he adequately supports them.
Peter K. Westen,
How Not to Argue That Reasonable Provocation is Not an Excuse,
U. Mich. J. L. Reform
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