DR. CHARLES SELL has spent the last five years confined to a federal psychiatric facility awaiting trial for charges of Medicaid fraud and money laundering, a trial he is not competent to undergo at present because he suffers from delusional disorder, persecutory subtype, a rare psychological condition.1 His confinement has exceeded his possible imprisonment under the federal sentencing guidelines. Why does Dr. Sell continue to wait for a trial that may never happen?
Gerdy, Kristen B.
""Important" and "Irreversible" but Maybe Not "Unreviewable": The Dilemma of Protecting Defendants' Rights Through the Collateral Order Doctrine,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 38
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