This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will revisit Ake v. Oklahoma, in which the Court held that a psychiatrist must be appointed to an indigent defendant who demonstrates that his or her mental health is likely to play a significant role at trial. In McWilliams v. Dunn, the Court will determine whether its decision in Ake requires that the psychiatrist must be independent of the prosecution. Read more.
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