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How Do Courts Deal With Mental Health Issues?

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How Do Courts Deal With Mental Health Issues?

How Do Courts Deal With Mental Health Issues?

How Do Courts Deal With Mental Health Issues?

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The tabloids went wild when pop star Britney Spears was taken into custody and ferried to a Los Angeles psychiatric ward.

It's a high-profile example of the kinds of mental health cases that can end up in the justice system.

News & Notes contributor Judge Lynn Toler joins us to explore what happens when the courts try to intervene in cases involving mental illness.

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