I was going to mention this issue to someone I was speaking with this morning, when she raised it first. News is getting out there. Her concern was that if he was, in fact, in some psych ward, that he might be given meds - and then acting out of character as a result of the drugs, they'd then use THAT behavior to judge him by.
No doubt they aren't telling his mother when the hearing is because they don't want people - friends, family, all those concerned about our First Amendment rights, all those concerned about increasing government surveillance, and/or fellow veterans having enough advance notice to be able to be present to show their support - inside and outside that courtroom.
Dear God, dispatch angels to be there at his side. And to be with his mother as well.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir