Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jared Loughner can refuse treatment for schizophrenia and may never be competent to stand trial

The clash between compassion for mentally ill and justice: "The latest quandary pits prosecutorial ethics against medical ethics and our legal system’s regard for the rights of the accused... A panel of federal judges has ruled that Loughner has the right as an adult to refuse the drugs.

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