McGuan's article examines the way legislatures have amended their involuntary commitment statutes to allow for the more aggressive commitment of the mentally ill. The article discusses whether the definition of dangerous conduct in an Illinois amendment deprives a mentally ill person of a fundamental liberty interest guaranteed by the Constitution. The article begins with an overview of mental health law in the United States since World War II, followed by an analysis of the constitutionality of the Illinois amendment.
McGuan, Elizabeth A.
"New Standards for the Involuntary Commitment of the Mentally Ill: "Danger" Redefined,"
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