St. Louis Public Radio News
9:35 am
Mon March 3, 2003

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear St. Louis County Case

Washington, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in the case of a St. Louis County dentist.

Lawyers will argue whether the government has the right to forcibly inject anti-psychotic drugs to make Charles Sell mentally fit for trial.

Sell is accused of submitting bogus claims to Medicaid and private insurance companies for dental services. He's in a prison hospital, diagnosed with a delusional disorder.

His lawyers, though, say he's not dangerous and shouldn't have the medicine forced on him.