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Case Name: BAREFOOT v. W.J. ESTELLE, Jr.
Date, Location, Cite: 1983 TX
463 US 880
US SUPREME COURT
In 1978 Barefoot was convicted of 1st degree Murder.
AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION filed Amicus Brief saying
can't predict dangerousness
2) Psychiatrist should have to examine patient
to give an opinion.
The Supreme Court affirmed lower court & said "The
fact that prediction of future dangerousness is difficult does not mean
that it can not be made" (JUREK)--
also, hypothetical question was allowable; PSYCHIATRIST
TO ULTIMATE ISSUE- Justices Brennan & Marshall dissented.