Singleton v. Norris.U.S. Appeals Court
PSYCHOTROPIC DRUG psychotropic drug Psychoactive drug Pharmacology A drug that affects brain activities associated with mental processes and behavior Categories Anti-psychotics; antidepressants; antianxiety drugs or anxiolytics; hypnotics.
Singleton v. Norris, 319 F.3d 1018 (8th Cir. 2003). A death row prisoner who was being forcibly forc·i·ble
1. Effected against resistance through the use of force: The police used forcible restraint in order to subdue the assailant.
2. Characterized by force; powerful. administered psychotropic psychotropic /psy·cho·tro·pic/ (si?ko-tro´pik) exerting an effect on the mind; capable of modifying mental activity; said especially of drugs.
adj. medication sought an order ordering a halt to the treatment. The state court denied his motions and he petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus Noun 1. writ of habeas corpus - a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer seeking a stay of execution of his death sentence. The district court denied the petition and the prisoner appealed. The appeals court affirmed, finding that, on a matter of first impression, a state does not violate the Eighth Amendment or due process by executing an inmate who has regained competency through forced medication that is part of appropriate medical care. (State of Arkansas)