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Loughner's Meds

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Reading this CNN story, you might think that the Ninth Circuit has decided that the mentally incompetent Jared Loughner can permanently refuse medication and thus avoid trial indefinitely.  In fact, the order simply provides that "during the pendency of this appeal, we continue in force the stay we entered on July 1, 2011, enjoining the Bureau of Prisons from forcibly medicating Loughner with psychotropic drugs."  (Emphasis added.)

The appeal is expedited with oral argument the week of August 29 in SF.  Extensions?  Fuhgeddaboudit.

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