California Supreme Court Watch

Aug 17, 2020
#20-227 Conservatorship of J.Y., S263044.

#20-227 Conservatorship of J.Y., S263044. (A157323; 49 Cal.App.5th 220; Contra Costa County Superior Court; P0400120.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal dismissed as moot an appeal in a conservatorship proceeding. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Conservatorship of E.B., S261812 (#20-155), which presents the following issue: Does equal protection require that persons subject to a conservatorship under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (Welf. & Inst. Code, ยง 5350) have the same right to invoke the statutory privilege not to testify as persons subject to involuntary commitments under Penal Code section 1026.5 after a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity?

Review granted; briefing deferred: 8/19/2020

See the California Court of Appeal Opinion.