Norwegian Mass Murderer Anders Breivik Declared Insane

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Andres Breivik, the 32-year-old Norwegian man who killed 77 people and injured 151 others in July, was declared insane by state psychiatrists in Oslo on Tuesday. After planting a car bomb near government buildings in Oslo that killed eight people on July 22, Breivik drove to a political youth camp on Utoeya island and gunned down 69 people, many of whom were teens. In an online manifesto that was found later, Breivik claimed to be defending Europe from an Islamic invasion enabled by Norway's Labour Party and the European Union. Alexander Levi, a lawyer in Oslo, discusses the likelihood of Breivik facing a prison sentence after being declared insane.

For a look at how insanity plays out in the American court system, The Takeaway speaks to Michael Gazzaniga, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara writes in his new book, "Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain." Gazzaniga is the founding director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Law and Neuroscience Project. He argues that even if brain science highlights the limitations of free will, it's still important to still hold one another to certain standards of personal responsibility.