Judge Rules Jared Loughner Can Be Forcibly Medicated

'I didn't go to medical school,' says judge
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2011 7:00 AM CDT
Judy Clarke, the lawyer representing shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner, walks out of a federal court building Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in San Diego. A judge ruled Wednesday that prison officials can...   (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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(Newser) – A judge ruled yesterday that accused Tucson gunman Jared Loughner can be forced to take antipsychotic drugs in an attempt to make him mentally fit to stand trial, reports the LA Times. Defense attorneys for the schizophrenic Loughner had tried to block him from being medicated without his consent, but the judge deferred to the prison doctors. "I have no reason to disagree with doctors," said the judge. "I didn't go to medical school."

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