May 26, 2011— Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted today in a front-page New York Times story about Jared Loughner, who was found incompetent by a federal judge to stand trial for the killing six and wounding 13, including Representive Gabrielle Giffords.
Under the judge’s order, Loughner will be treated for up four months. Cassell explained that experts will continue to perform psychiatric evaluations on Loughner to determine whether his condition has improved. If the experts believe he can be rendered competent, he can be forced to take medication, according to Cassell, who is described in the article as a criminal justice expert.
The article is available online here.