Lawyers for the suspect charged in the Tucson shooting rampage are again asking that his formal interviews with a prison psychologist be videotaped.
Lawyers for Jared Lee Loughner want U.S. District Judge Larry Burns to reconsider his August order that denied their earlier request.
Attorney Judy Clarke argued in a filing made public late Wednesday that Loughner's mental status has improved so much that the psychologist wants to conduct a formal mental competency assessment by Nov. 12.
The 23-year-old suspect is being forcibly medicated at a federal prison facility in Springfield, Mo. Experts are trying to make him psychologically fit to stand trial.
Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges stemming from the Jan. 8 shooting that left six people dead and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.