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14 - Writing for the US federal courts

from Section 3 - Special issues


AAPL Task Force (1999) Videotaping of forensic psychiatric evaluations. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 27: 345–358.
ABA (2009) American Bar Association Commission on Mental & Physical Disability Law Digest: Criminal Diminished Responsibility.

Adam Walsh Act, Title III §302.

Ake v. Oklahoma 470 US 68 (1985).
AMA (1993) Physician Participation in Capital Punishment: Opinion 2.06. Journal of the American Medical Association 270: 365–368.
Amato, J. M. & Packer, I. K. (2006) Battered-child syndrome. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 34(3): 414–416.

Americans with Disabilities Act 42 USC Section 12101 et. seq.

Belbot, B. (2004) Report on the Prison Litigation Reform Act: what have the courts decided so far? The Prison Journal 84(3): 290–316.
Bell v. Wolfish, 441 US 520 (1979).
Biggers, J. R. (2005) The utility of diagnostic language as expert witness testimony: should syndrome terminology be used in battering cases? Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice 5(1): 43–61.
Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 403 US 388 (1971).
Buchanan, A. (2006) Psychiatric evidence on the ultimate issue. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 34(1): 14–21.
Caffrey, M. (2005) A new approach to insanity acquittee recidivism: redefining the class of truly responsible recidivists. University of Pennsylvania Law Review 154: 399.
Carvalho, V. (2006) Competence for waiver of appeals in the death penalty: timing, standard and standing. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 34(1): 120–122.

Civil Rights Act, USC Section 1983.

Dahir, V. B., Richardson, J. T., Ginsburg, G. P., et al. (2005) Judicial application of Daubert to psychological syndrome and profile evidence: a research note. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 11(1): 62–82.
Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc., 61 USLW 4805, 113 S.Ct. 2786 (1993).
Dusky v. US, 362 US 402, 80 S.Ct. 788 (1960).

Emergency Medical Treatment Act 42 USC § 1395dd.

Estelle v. Gamble, 429 US 97 (1976).
Farmer v. Brennan, 511 US 825 (1994).

Federal Rules of Evidence 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706.

Federal Bureau of Prisons (2004) Guidelines for Forensic Evaluations: Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 12.2.
Federal Sentencing Guidelines, USSG section 5K2.13.
Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 USC Ch. 171, ss. 1346, 2671.
Ford v. Wainwright, 477 US 399, 106 S.Ct. 2595 (1986)
General Electric Co. v. Joiner, 118 S.Ct. 512 (1997)
Godinez v. Moran, 113 S.Ct. 2680 (1993).
Grove, W. M. & Barden, R. C. (1999) Protecting the integrity of the legal system: the admissibility of testimony from mental health experts under Daubert/Kumho analyses. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 5(1): 224–242.
Gutheil, T. G. & Stein, M. D. (2000) Daubert-based gatekeeping and psychiatric/psychological testimony in court: review and proposal. Journal of Psychiatry and the Law 28(2): 235–251.
Gutheil, T. G. & Sutherland, P. K. (1999) Forensic assessment, witness credibility and the search for truth through expert testimony in the courtroom. Journal of Psychiatry and the Law 27(2): 289–312.
Heilbrun, K & Kramer, G. M. (2005) Involuntary medication, trial competence, and clinical dilemmas: Implications of Sell v. United States for psychological practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 36(5): 459–466.
Indiana v. Edwards, 554 US 208 (2008).
Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit Amended CJA Capital Habeas Costs Policy October 2008. Available at
Kansas v. Crane 534 US 407 (2002).
Kansas v. Hendricks 521 US 346 (1997).
Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. v. Carmichael, 119 S.Ct. 1167 (1999).
Metzner, J. (2002a) Class action litigation in correctional psychiatry. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 30: 19–29.
Metzner, J. (2002b) Prison litigation in the USA. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry 13(2): 240–244.
Mitrevski, J. P. & Chamberlain, J. R. (2006) Competence to stand trial and application of sell standards: involuntary medication allowed in a nondangerous defendant, to restore competence to stand trial. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 34(2): 250–252.
Morris, G. H. (1997) Placed in purgatory: conditional release of insanity acquittees. Arizona Law Review 39: 1061.
Panetti v. Quarterman, 127 S.Ct. 2842 (2007).
Parry, J. & Drogin, E. (2007) Mental Disability Law, Evidence, and Testimony: A Comprehensive Reference. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association.
Paul, R. & Noffsinger, S. (2008) Involuntary medication to restore competence to stand trial: Sell revisited. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 36(4): 583–585.

PL 104–132, 110 Stat.1214.

Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Pub. L. No. 104–134.

Roberts, P. (1996) Will you stand up in court? On the admissibility of psychiatric and psychological evidence. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry 7(1): 63–78.
Seling v. Young 531 US 250, 254–55 (2001).
Sell v. US, 539 US 166, 123 S.Ct. 2174 (2003).
Shapiro, P. (2008) Are we executing mentally incompetent inmates because they volunteer to die?: A look at various states’ implementation of standards of competency to waive post-conviction review. Catholic University Law Review 57: 567.
Slobogin, C. (1999) The admissibility of behavioral science information in criminal trials: From primitivism to Daubert to voice. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 5(1): 100–119.
Slobogin, C., Frost, L. E., & Bonnie, R. J. (2001) Psychiatric Evidence in Criminal Trials: A 25-year Retrospective. The Evolution of Mental Health Law. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 245–276.
Social Security Act 42 USC Ch. 7.
United States Code, Title 18, Chapter 201, § 3006A.
United States Criminal Code 18 USC Ch. 1 et. seq.
United States v. Booker, 543 US 220 (2005).
US v. Comstock, 130 S. Ct. 1949 (2010).
US v. Tom, 558 F. Supp. 931, 941 (2009).
Washington v. Harper, 28 CFR 549.40.
Youngberg v. Romeo 457 US 307, 323 (1982).
Youngstrom, E. A. & Busch, C. P. (2000) Expert testimony in psychology: ramifications of Supreme Court decision in Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. v. Carmichael. Ethics and Behavior 10(2): 185–193.