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Civil Practice — Involuntary Commitment – Constitutional – Due Process – Judges (access required)

Doctors from a private hospital petitioned to have respondent involuntarily committed as a danger to herself. At the hearing on the petition, neither the state nor the hospital was represented by counsel. The trial judge called a hospital psychiatrist as a witness. For the reasons stated in the majority and concurring opinions in In re ...

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