Developments in Mental Health Law

Volume 31, Issue 2, February 2012

Topics: Virginia Settles DOJ CRIPA/ADA Investigation; Three Virginia Jurisdictions Establish Specialized Mental Health Dockets; Recently Decided Cases: Fourth Circuit Finds Federal Commitment of Sexually Dangerous Persons Does Not Violate Equal Protection, California Supreme Court Rules Court Has Discretion Whether to Permit Competent Defendant to Represent Self, Maine Supreme Judicial Court Finds Right to Competency in Post-Conviction Proceedings