DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic.
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I’ve recently posted about Dr. Amador classic book, I’m Not Sick I Don’t Need help, and will continue to do so. Dr, Amador begin by explaining how a lack of insight is not due to denial, defensiveness, or stubbornness, but is rather a symptom of chronic mental illness. Dr. Amador then shares his principles of… Read More
In State v. M. J. M, appellant appealed a judgment that committed her to Mental Health Division custody, arguing she had proven to the trial court by a preponderance of the evidence “she was willing and able to and would probably participate in voluntary treatment.” Once a court finds a person is mentally ill by… Read More
When three of defendant’s four appointed attorneys withdrew following threats by defendant, trial court did not err by declining to appoint a fifth attorney. Would it have been better had the court had advise defendant of the risks of self-representation? Maybe. But the Court of Appeals found the trial judge’s warning that defendant’s misconduct toward… Read More