University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Providing Restorative Treatment when Unable to Aid and Assist in Defense"
Date May 15, 2002
Author Mental Health Rights Proj, Litigation
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Abstract In 2002 under our former name—the Oregon Advocacy Center (“OAC”)—we brought a landmark civil rights case against the state because people with mental illness were languishing in jail. The Ninth Circuit ruled in OAC v. Mink that the state psychiatric hospital must accept within seven days people found to not have the mental capacity to stand trial because they are unable to help their attorney defend them in court—what is called "aid and assist."
Source Disability Rights Oregon

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case Oregon Advocacy Center v. Mink (MH-OR-0001)

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