VA Tech shooter's psych ruling
A commenter brought this up in the past posting, and it surely deserves prominence. Cho's evaluation for committment is online: here's the critical page (You can go back and forward from that page to see the others).
The Special Justice (a bit of research indicates those are, in VA, attorneys appointed by the court to do judge-type work on a part-time basis, while often keeping their legal practice going on the side) finds that he presents an imminent danger to himself. But he doesn't check the box for committment, and instead enters "Court ordered O-P [outpatient] -- to follow all recommended treatments."
I've got to say that the forms illustrate how lightly these are taken. Most of the findings are by checking boxes, just like a small claims court order. Here, it was entered by a special justice whose only job requirement is that he be licensed to practice law.