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U.S. Supreme Court: Psych evidence doesn’t violate Fifth Amendment

Defendants who offer a diminished capacity defense cannot seek to exclude rebuttal evidence from court-ordered mental evaluations on Fifth Amendment grounds, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kansas v. Cheever, No. 12-609. The justices reversed a contrary ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court. The defendant in the case was convicted of capital murder for the shooting death ...