Wisconsin v. Fitzgerald

Brief of Amici Curiae the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, National Disability Rights network, and Disability Rights Wisconsin

Brief filed: 03/04/2019


Wisconsin v. Fitzgerald

Supreme Court of Wisconsin; Case No. 2018-AP-1296-CR

Prior Decision

Decision below Milwaukee County Case No. 2016-CF-4475


Forced antipsychotic medication implicates the defendant’s constitutional rights. Section 971.14’s involuntary medication provisions are incompatible with Sell. This Court should instruct circuit courts to conduct thorough Sell hearings.


Jeffrey O. Davis, James E. Goldschmidt, and Zachary T. Eastburn, Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, WI.

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