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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A public defender asked the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a judge's order allowing the forced medication of a mentally ill doctor so he can be competent to stand trial for the killing of a Yale University physician.
By Lisandra Paraguassu and Silvio Cascione BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Supreme Court justice suspended the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress on Thursday for obstructing a corruption investigation, removing him from the line of succession to the president just days before she too is expected to be suspended. A court spokeswoman said Eduardo Cunha, a bitter rival of President Dilma Rousseff and the legislator responsible for impeachment proceedings against her, had been removed as speaker pending confirmation by the full court. The move, yet another political tremor in a country struggling with a historic government crisis and the worst recession in decades, followed a request from Brazil's top prosecutor.