(Competence to Stand Trial & Inpatient Commitment, Federal Case)
Keywords: Competence to stand trial and mental retardation
Summary: The Federal Court deals with a case of an individual with mental retardation and whether he can be restored to competence. The Court finds that “rote” learning is not sufficient to establish competence; rather, an individual needs to have a cognitive/rational understanding and be able to apply the factual understanding, not just recite it.
(Competence To Stand Trial, Federal)