High Court Backs Limits on Medicating Defendants

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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that there are limits on when the government can forcibly medicate mentally ill criminal defendants to make them well enough to stand trial for fraud or other charges.

The 6-3 ruling, a defeat for prosecutors, means that the government will have to revise a common practice now of putting defendants on anti-psychotic drugs for their trials, according to the Associated Press.

Link: http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SCOTUS_FORCED_DRUGGING?

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