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The hospital wants Hinckley to be able to live near his 85-year-old mother in Virginia. Hospital lawyers and doctors filed a motion under seal at the end of July asking that Hinckley eventually be placed on “convalescent leave,” but prosecutors quoted it in their own filing, making it part of the public record.

U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman had scheduled up to a week of court hearings on the issue to start Nov. 28.

From wire dispatches and staff reports