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D.C. Court To Rule On Privileges For Reagan Shooter John Hinckley

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The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 is back in court this week.

The hearing for John Hinckley will focus on whether he should get to spend more time away from the psychiatric hospital where he has been living, according to the Associated Press. Lawyers spent two weeks in late 2011 discussing plans that would expand Hinckley's release privileges from St. Elizabeth's Hospital in D.C.

Hinckley has been allowed 10-day stretches at his mother's home in Virginia. Part of the plan was that Hinckley also would attend group programs at People's Place in Williamsburg, Va., but the treatment facility has since withdrawn its participation. 

The hearing in federal court in the District begins today and is expected to last no more than three days.

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