Duquesne Law Review


The United States Supreme Court has held that a criminal defendant has a protected liberty interest under the Fourteenth Amendment in freedom from involuntary administration of antipsychotic medication which requires the State to prove both the medical appropriateness and the necessity of the medication in order to continue its administration once the criminal defendant has moved to terminate medication.

Riggins v Nevada, ___ US ___, 112 S Ct 1810 (1992).

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