Ake v. Oklahoma: Defendants Have Right to Psychiatric Help

Ake v. Oklahoma: Defendants Have Right to Psychiatric Help

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Decided: Ake v. Oklahoma - Glen B. Ake stands accused of two murders but cannot afford to pay for a psychiatric evaluation. The U.S. Supreme Court rules that if a defendant's sanity might become an issue in a legal case, then they have a right to psychiatric help for preparing an insanity defense. What's more, they have a right to public assistance and funding for this service.

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