Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed Evangelisto Ramos’s 2016 murder conviction, which had been handed down by a split jury (see Ramos v. Louisiana). The court overturned its own 50-year-old precedent and ruled that the requirement that a jury’s vote for conviction of a “serious offense” be unanimous (set by the Sixth… Read More
For the second time in less than a year, the Oregon State Hospital has fallen out of compliance with a long-standing federal court order that requires it admit inmates from jails within seven days of them being found so mentally ill they can’t aid in their own criminal defense. The Oregon Health Authority — which… Read More
DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic.
In case you were wondering….
I’ve recently posted about Dr. Amador classic book, I’m Not Sick I Don’t Need help, and will continue to do so. Dr, Amador begin by explaining how a lack of insight is not due to denial, defensiveness, or stubbornness, but is rather a symptom of chronic mental illness. Dr. Amador then shares his principles of… Read More