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Does the state violate the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination by using a defendant’s court-ordered mental evaluation to rebut his claim that his methamphetamine use prevented him from having the requisite mental state to commit capital murder? See “Justices to consider use mental exam to rebut incapacity defense” Kansas v. Cheever, No. 12-609. Certiorari granted:  Feb. 25, ...