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    Default 14th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury in Involuntary Commitment Cases

    Due process does not require a right to jury trial but a right to a neutral decision maker. However, history showed that mental courts were abused to put political prisoners in jail in countries such as China and Russia. How can we guarantee a judge to be a neutral decision maker in such cases?

    Also, we never confined anyone indefinitely in a fixed space for such long time with no trial by jury. So confinement + risk of no neutral decision-maker = 14th amendment right to a jury trial in mental health cases?

    What do you all think?

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    Default Re: 14th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury in Involuntary Commitment Cases

    Just like with your last question, I think you need to do your own homework.

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    Default Re: 14th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury in Involuntary Commitment Cases

    Quote Quoting Mr. Knowitall
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    Just like with your last question, I think you need to do your own homework.
    It is an undecided issue on the Supreme Court level. What homework?

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    Default Re: 14th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury in Involuntary Commitment Cases

    The homework that your teacher/professor has set for you.

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    Default Re: 14th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury in Involuntary Commitment Cases

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    The homework that your teacher/professor has set for you.
    The teacher/professor does not make law. There is only a 9th circuit case on point. We are free to discuss legal opinions here. It is a legal forum.

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    Default Re: 14th Amendment Right to Trial by Jury in Involuntary Commitment Cases

    We're also free to ignore pests.



    Isn't it great how that works?

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