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Court Says No to Forced Medication (access required)

In the case of a defendant diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder with psychotic features, who is charged with firearm possession, the Newport News U.S. District Court denies the government’s motion to forcibly medicate defendant to restore his competency to stand trial; the government has not shown by clear and convincing evidence that it has important ...

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