Matter of McLaughlin
Pacific Reporter, 2d Series 1984; 676: 444-456
In reversing the Superior Court, King County, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the standard of proof applicable to 90-day involuntary commitment proceedings is clear, cogent, and convincing evidence and that the burden of proof is on the person seeking commitment to prove each element of the case by the requisite standard. If the jury consists of 12 members, due process guarantees are satisfied when a verdict for commitment is reached by only 10. The detainee is entitled to have the jury instructed that he may not be compelled to testify and that no inference of mental illness may be drawn from failure to testify. (KIE abstract)
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