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Tucson Shooter Hearing: Coming Soon to a Courthouse Near You?

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By Robyn Hagan Cain on October 28, 2011 4:08 PM

Tucson Shooter Jared Lee Loughner will have another hearing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Nov. 1, this time to determine whether forced medication violated Loughner's civil rights.

The Ninth Circuit will host remote viewing sites at six courthouses for the hearing. Live audio and video feed will be available via a secure connection at the following locations:

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  • Richard H. Chambers U.S. Courthouse, 125 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, California, Mezzanine Conference Room.
  • U.S. Pioneer Courthouse, 700 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon, Pioneer Courtroom.
  • William K. Nakamura U.S. Courthouse, 1010 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, Washington, Courtroom One, 8 Floor.
  • Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Courthouse, 405 West Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona, Jury Assembly Room.
  • Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse, 401 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona, Jury Assembly Room.
  • Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse, 940 Front Street, San Diego, California, Courtroom 2, 4th Floor.

The hearing will begin at 1 p.m. CST in Courtroom 3 of the James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, 95 7th Street, San Francisco, California. Circuit Judges Marsha Berzon and Jay Bybee, and Senior Circuit Judge J. Clifford Wallace will hear arguments in the matter.

In late September, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns ordered Loughner back to a Missouri facility for treatment to restore his mental competency. Burns also ruled Loughner could be subjected to forced medication, Los Angeles Times reports. On October 4, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed Judge Burns' order. Tuesday's hearing will determine whether Loughner must report the Missouri facility as originally planned.

Public access to the remote viewing locations will be on a first-come-first-served basis. No photographs or recording/transmission of the audio and video displayed at the remote viewing locations will be allowed. Decorum is required.

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