[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Wednesday. In Kansas v. Cheever [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments on whether it violates the Fifth Amendment [text] right against self-incrimination if a defendant offers expert testimony to show he or she lacked a requisite mental state at the time of the crime due to drug use and the prosecution offers the court-ordered mental evaluation of the defendant to rebut the...

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