The case of the man who [allegedly] shot Congresswoman Giffords and murdered six people is working its way through the federal court system. The main behind-the-scenes battleground: whether or not the feds can force Jared Lee Loughner to take psychotropic drugs to calm his ass down so he doesn’t go pyscho on fellow inmates. Well, that’s what the government claims. Loughner’s defense team reckons Uncle Sam is trying to make Loughner sane enough to destroy his insanity defense. TTAG’s been following the back-and-forth motion action at the Arizona District Court. And now the final judgement on Loughner’s happy pills has been revealed. Or not . . .
These exhibits, which relate to the Bureau of Prison’s finding that the defendant should receive anti-psychotic medication because he is a danger to others, contain sensitive medical information. The Court finds publication of these exhibits would compromise the defendant’s fair trial and privacy rights.
Looks like we’ll have to wait until trial to see if the prison system medicated Loughner’s defense away. Meanwhile, if the [alleged] spree killer’s such a danger to others, why don’t they just isolate him from fellow inmates?