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Posted: March 13, 2015

Trial Court Erred by Not Ordering Competency Hearing

On March 2, 2015, the Second Circuit issued a decision in United States v. Houston, 13-3594-CR, holding that the EDNY erred by not ordering a competency hearing for a criminal defendant. In Houston, the defendant was sent to a federal medical center for a psychiatric evaluation, which concluded that he was competent to stand trial…. Read more »