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Lynch v. Overholser

Country: United States
Year: 1962
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 369 U.S. 705 (1962)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Petitioner, Lynch, was committed to the District of Columbia General Hospital under D.C. Code § 24-301(a) for a mental examination to determine his competence to stand trial. Petitioner faced charges related to drawing and negotiating checks ($50 each) with the knowledge of insufficient funds and entered a plea of not guilty in the Municipal Court. …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Compulsory commitment, Involuntary commitment, Mandatory commitment, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution
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