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Disclosure to the Government, During the Guilt Phase of a Trial, of the Results of a Court-Ordered Mental Examination


The Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination does not prohibit disclosure to the government, during the guilt phase of a trial, of the results of a court-ordered mental examination.

Updated July 9, 2014