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Justices take up Fifth Amendment case (access required)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court showed little willingness on Wednesday to rule that the introduction of evidence from a murder defendant’s court-ordered mental evaluation violated his Fifth Amendment protection against compelled testimony. During oral arguments in Kansas v. Cheever, No. 12-609, the justices shot down several theories offered by the attorney representing Scott Cheever. “Assuming the ...