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"Judge William Sylvester

"Judge William Sylvester ruled that in the event of Holmes pleading insanity his prosecutors would be permitted to interrogate him while he is under the influence of a medical drug..."

"If a defendant loses his right to remain silent because the court has authorised the use of drugs that make him talk, that would raise all sorts of fifth amendment issues that both sides would have to address."

It definitelly sounds like it would be administered by request of the prosecution.

The overall logic seems to be a "truth serum" could cause the defendent to say what he believes happened in the few weeks prior to the shooting, which would prove that he was aware/conscience of what he was doing, and thus NOT insane.