n. a U.S. Supreme Court case documented in 1983, the results of which ended in a decision to uphold the death sentence. Although the defendant had never been examined, a psychiatrist testified that said defendant could possibly reoffend at a likelihood of absolutely a hundred percent.

BAREFOOT V ESTELLE: "From the ruling on the Barefoot v. Estelle case, hypothetically, clinical opinions became admissible in court and psychiatrists could testify against a defendant."
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