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Court Hears Arguments on Medicating Criminal Suspects

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Court Hears Arguments on Medicating Criminal Suspects

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Court Hears Arguments on Medicating Criminal Suspects

Court Hears Arguments on Medicating Criminal Suspects

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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that tests whether the government can forcibly medicate a delusional person to make him sane enough to stand trial. The defendant has held out against medication for five years. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.

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