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Highlights of the Supreme Court's 2002-2003 Term
References for Sell v. United States (June 16, 2003)

Prior Opinions

  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Filed March 7, 2002

  • Pleadings, Motions, & Arguments

  • Supreme Court Oral Argument Argued March 3, 2003 (PDF)

  • Amicus Briefs

    In support of Petitioner

  • Association of American Physicians & Surgeons Inc., et al. (Petition) (PDF)
  • Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (Petition) (PDF)
  • Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (Merits) (PDF)
  • Drug Policy Alliance (Merits) (PDF)
  • The Rutherford Institute (Merits) (PDF)

    In support of Neither Party

  • American Psychological Association (Merits) (PDF)

  • Articles & Commentary

  • Court sets guidelines for forced medication, Washington Post (June 2003)
  • When to drug a prisoner, Washington Post (June 2003)
  • Court backs limits to drugging defendants, AP (June 2003)
  • Supreme Court limits forced medication of non-violent defendants, CNN (June 2003)
  • The constitutionality of forcible medication, PBS (June 2003)
  • Supreme Court allows defendant's forced medication, Reuters (June 2003)
  • Supreme Court makes it tougher to forcibly drug inmates, CNSNews.com (June 2003)
  • Criminal defendants can be forced to take mind-altering substances before standing trial, Drug Policy Alliance (June 2003)
  • Insanity goes back on trial, New York Times (March 2003)
  • Competent through medication to stand trial, Medill School of Journalism (March 2003)
  • Supreme Court considers forced medication in health care fraud case, AP (March 2003)

  • Other References

  • Supreme Court Docket 02-5664
  • Medill School of Journalism