Apr. 28, 2022 – Conservatorship of Eric B. (Supreme Ct., S261812)

The Supreme Court holds that traditional LPS conservatees are similarly situated with NGI’s for purposes of the right against compelled testimony, and that traditional LPS conservatees thus cannot be compelled to testify at trial absent a showing from the government that different treatment is constitutionally justified. The court does not address whether the government can make this showing or what level of scrutiny would apply.