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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, the forced medication (in an attempt to make him competent to stand trial) and commitment to a federal prison hospital, were justified in the case against Jared Loughner, the alleged gunman who shot U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, AZ Republic

The Army is reversing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) diagnoses in large numbers. It is not clear why there is such a large reversal in diagnoses, but the Army is investigating to find out why. Associated Press

The Arizona case of Joe Sauceda Gallegos is highlighting there is a disconnect between the findings of the criminal courts, and the doctors of the state mental health hospital where patients are civilly committed. AZ Republic

The Arizona Republic published excerpts of recently executed Arizona inmate Robert Towery. The diary entries document, “the rituals, the security, the indignities and the humanity,” of his last few days on the death row, including the morning of his execution. AZ Republic