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  • 'Causal overdetermination' provides middle ground for courts

    A disagreement among state courts on drunk-driving homicide cases can be resolved by requiring the prosecution to prove that the driver's intoxication contributed to the causal mechanism behind the accident, says a forthcoming paper from Eric A. Johnson, a professor of law at Illinois.

    A disagreement among state courts on drunk-driving homicide cases can be resolved by requiring the prosecution to prove that the driver's intoxication contributed to the causal mechanism behind the accident, says a forthcoming paper from Eric A. Johnson, a professor of law at Illinois.

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  • To contact Eric A. Johnson, call 217-244-6661; email ejohnsn@illinois.edu. The article, “Wrongful-Aspect Overdetermination: The Scope-of-the-Risk Requirement in Drunk-Driving Homicide,” is available online.