SAN DIEGO (AP) - A judge is set to hear arguments over a request by lawyers for the Tucson shooting rampage suspect to prevent prison officials from forcibly giving him anti-psychotic drugs.
U.S. District Judge Larry Burns called the hearing after Jared Lee Loughner's attorneys filed an emergency request to prevent any forced medication of their client.
Loughner has been at a federal prison facility in Missouri since May 28 after the judge concluded Loughner was mentally unfit to stand trial.
A prison administrative hearing about his medication was held on June 14 and found that Loughner was a danger to himself.
Loughner has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six people and injured 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
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