Dusky v. United States
362 U.S. 402 (1960)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Dusky v. United States, 362 U.S. 402 (1960)

Dusky v. United States

No. 504, Misc.

Decided April 18, 1960

362 U.S. 402

Syllabus

Certiorari granted.

Since the record in this case does not sufficiently support the findings of petitioner's competency to stand trial, the judgment affirming his conviction is reversed and the case is remanded to the District Court for a hearing to determine his present competency to stand trial, and for a new trial if he is found competent. Pp. 362 U. S. 402-403.

271 F.2d 385 reversed.

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Primary Holding

Due process provides the right to a competency evaluation before a defendant stands trial.

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