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Mon Jun 10, 2024, 09:43 PM Jun 10

Merits psych eval before sentence [View all]

Story by M.L. Nestel

... When Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan sentences Trump on July 11, he apparently will have the discretion to order a psychological evaluation.

"You have to also really understand this defendant, which means a judge has a right to require person to undergo a psychological evaluation," retired California Superior Court Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell said while appearing on CNN's "The Source" with Kaitlan Collins. "And given how unhinged and incoherent Donald Trump has been in speaking publicly that kind of an evaluation might be merited because, for example, he could be demented" ...


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Merits psych eval before sentence [View all] struggle4progress Jun 10 OP
Hadn't heard of this wrinkle, but it'd be awesome. Presumably the exam would be more comprehensive than TheRickles Jun 10 #1
I expect that it is. 2naSalit Jun 10 #6
Maybe have him do a few Wordles.... TheRickles Jun 11 #13
Ha! 2naSalit Jun 11 #14
Start him with today's - a toughie even for the DU regulars. TheRickles Jun 11 #16
Today was an outlier... 2naSalit Jun 11 #17
I know. I've admired your scores over the past many months. :-) TheRickles Jun 11 #23
Gosh! 2naSalit Jun 11 #24
With the treatment the convicted felon is getting, this will never happen. republianmushroom Jun 10 #2
Isn't it up to the judge? And if it shows substantial dementia wouldn't the doctor have to tell? Maraya1969 Jun 10 #3
I agree that he should have a mental evaluation, but wnylib Jun 10 #4
Sadly I agree triron Jun 10 #5
So I guess folks are getting ready to dump on Judge Merchan when he doesn't order a psych evaluation onenote Jun 10 #7
I don't expect this to happen Fiendish Thingy Jun 11 #8
Do you really know EndlessWire Jun 11 #10
I know that a psych eval did not occur. Fiendish Thingy Jun 11 #15
I appreciate all info regarding the process EndlessWire Jun 11 #9
He's not going to get jail time for contempt. He's already been sanctioned for it. onenote Jun 11 #18
I would be surprised if they don't order an evaluation. Emile Jun 11 #11
If its so obvious, why didn't Merchan order a dimnished capacity evaluation before or during the trial? onenote Jun 11 #19
Do you think Trump is sane? Emile Jun 11 #20
I don't think he should be able to claim insanity as a defense or a basis for mitigating his sentence. Do you? onenote Jun 11 #21
Well he does exhibit delusional and psychotic Emile Jun 11 #22
Could? n/t Whiskeytide Jun 11 #12
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