Court Rules Jared Lee Loughner Can Refuse Anti-Psychotic Medication

Jared Lee Loughner, the Tuscon shooting suspect, can refuse anti-psychotic medication that prison officials had forced him to take, a federal appeals court ruled. The ruling Tuesday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals keeps in place a July 1 order that stopped officials at a federal prison in Springfield, Mo. from forcing Loughner to take the drugs. The Loughner case has reignited a legal debate over when prisoners with mental illness can be forcibly medicated with anti-psychotic drugs. In...Full Story
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