Criminal Case No. 06-368 (RJL).

606 F.Supp.2d 149 (2009)

UNITED STATES of America, v. James A. AUSTIN, Defendant.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

April 6, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Barbara E. Kittay, U.S. Attorney's Office, Washington, DC, for United States of America.


RICHARD J. LEON, District Judge.

The Government asks this Court to order the involuntary medication of defendant James A. Austin ("defendant" or "Austin"), who suffers from mental illness, to render him competent to stand trial. The issue before the Court is whether the Government's interest in prosecution sufficiently outweighs the defendant's right to reject medical treatment to warrant the issuance of such an order. Because the...

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