Court halts forced mental treatment for Loughner

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October 5, 2011
Los Angeles Times    
Posted in News

"A federal appeals court panel has temporarily halted a judge's order that would have sent Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner back to a prison mental hospital for another four months of treatment. ... Loughner's lawyers contend that forcibly medicating him violates his constitutional rights because he has not been convicted of any crime and as a pretrial detainee retains the right to refuse drugs he fears could harm him." (10/05/11)  

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