Limits on Drugging Defendants In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court restricts the practice of forcibly drugging mentally ill defendants as a method of making them competent to stand trial in criminal cases. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.
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Limits Placed on Medicating Mentally Ill for Trial

In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court restricts the practice of forcibly drugging mentally ill defendants as a method of making them competent to stand trial in criminal cases. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.