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Supreme Court Hears Schizophrenia Case

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Supreme Court Hears Schizophrenia Case

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Supreme Court Hears Schizophrenia Case

Supreme Court Hears Schizophrenia Case

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The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday on whether a schizophrenic man should be allowed to represent himself in court. Alex Chadwick discusses the case with Supreme Court reporter Lyle Denniston.

Then Madeleine Brand talks to Frederick Frese about whether people with schizophrenia should be able to act as their own counsel. Frese was diagnosed with schizophrenia more than 40 years ago. He's now a successful mental health professional and advocate for people with the same condition.