And Crim Law Professors Rejoiced

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Fascinating case in Texas, where a judge has ordered the surgical removal of a bullet from a robbery suspect’s forehead. The case is already interesting for medical, ethical, and Fourth Amendment reasons. But tweak the facts a bit. What if the surgery were life-threatening (this one apparently isn’t)? What if the suspect was being charged with murder instead of robbery?

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