Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Comments by Craig3

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  • If you win the case in the Supreme Court, most people will still be using the public defender in their cases, and facing the same odds but waiting longer to get the bad news. So, no, it’s not worth it from the point of view of actually improving outcomes of commitment hearings.

    It would be worth trying as a way of publicizing alternatives to psychiatry, but the big publicity pay off only comes if the court agrees to take your case.

    On the question of whether it’s worth trying, given the long odds of ever being heard by the Supreme Court, I think that depends on how much of the work comes before they agree to hear the case and how much comes after they agree to hear the case. I mean if you’re doing a huge amount of work just to get them to consider taking the case, then it’s probably not worth it. If most of the work comes after they agree to take the case then maybe it is worth it.