Forced Medication

Sell v. United States, No. 02-5664

Sell v. United States, No. 02-5664, asks whether allowing the government to administer antipsychotic medication to a defendant against his will solely to render him competent to stand trial for nonviolent offenses could violate his rights under the First, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments.

Read the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeal's Opinion rejecting the petitioner's argument [that allowing the government to administer antipsychotic medication against his will solely to render him competent to stand trial for nonviolent offenses would violate his rights under the First, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments].

Read the Transcripts from the March 3, 2003, oral arguments in this case.

Read the Supreme Court's opinion

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