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Information about Illinois court case regarding "deterioration" standard

An Illinois court struck down a commitment from 2008.

Article Illinois Appellate Court Finds New Commitment Law Unconstitutional
EXCLUSIVE FOR MINDFREEDOM: In the last few years, many laws in USA States have been passed making it far easier to commit people in psychiatric institutions. Supposedly one has to be dangerous to self and others. But some groups with funding from the psychiatric drug industry have promoted laws vastly expanding that definition. For instance, some states have passed laws that, essentially, an unscientific prediction that a person will "deteriorate" without forced treatment is enough to justify commitment. Here is analysis of the decision by two attorneys.
File Illinois Appellate Court Appleton Decision on Torski C.
You can download a PDF of this 25 page decision by Justice Appleton on 17 November 2009 about Torski C. regarding involuntary psychiatric commitment.
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