Kansas v. Cheever, USSC No. 12-609, 12/11/13 United States Supreme Court decision, reversing Kansas v. Cheever, 284 P.3d 1007 (Kan. 2012). The Supreme Court unanimously holds that “where a defense expert who has examined the defendant testifies that the defendant lacked the requisite mental state to commit a crime, the prosecution may offer evidence from a… Read more
9. Compelled forensic exam.
Question presented: When a criminal defendant affirmatively introduces expert testimony that he lacked the requisite mental state to commit capital murder of a law enforcement officer due to the alleged temporary and long-term effects of the defendant’s methamphetamine use, does the State violate the defendant’s Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination by rebutting the defendant’s mental… Read more