In Re Desmond
Northwestern Reporter, 2d Series, 381: 57-60
Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that indeterminate commitment of a mentally retarded patient without automatic judicial review and without appointment of a guardian ad litem did not violate the constitutional right to due process of law. The Court reasoned that the patient's due process rights were adequately protected by procedural safeguards already in existence under state statute, including a six-month limitation on the initial commitment period unless continued commitment is ordered by the court after a full hearing, annual review of the patient's condition, continuous representation by counsel, and the right to petition the court at any time for review of the need for continued institutionalization. (KIE abstract)
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