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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Friday, August 13, 2021

Rewritten Opinion: Burton v. State

Nadia N. Sawicki (Loyola-Chicago School of Law), Rewritten Opinion: Burton v. State in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions (Seema Mohapatra and Lindsay F. Wiley, eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming):

Rewritten concurring opinion in Burton v. State, 49 So.3d 263 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2010), holding that the trial court applied the incorrect legal rule when it ordered Ms. Burton’s continued hospitalization and involuntary medical treatment, and finding that its order was not supported by competent and substantial evidence as required under Florida law.

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