Exclusive: Elizabeth Warren, Bob Casey ask for data on conservatorships after Britney Spears testimony https://t.co/BnjRBrGLha— TIME (@TIME) July 1, 2021
“Ms. Spears’ case has shined a light on longstanding concerns from advocates who have underscored the potential for financial and civil rights abuses of individuals placed under guardianship or conservatorship,” Sen. Warren. “Despite these concerns, comprehensive data regarding guardianship (referred to as conservatorship in some states) in the United States are substantially lacking—hindering policymakers and advocates’ efforts to understand gaps and abuses in the system and find ways to address them.”
“While guardians and conservators often serve selflessly and in the best interest of the person under guardianship, a lack of resources for court oversight and insufficient due process in guardianship proceedings can create significant opportunities for neglect, exploitation, and abuse,” Warren said. It is “imperative that federal officials work collaboratively with state courts to identify gaps in our understanding of problems with America’s guardianship system and develop solutions to address them.”
JUST IN: Britney Spears has been invited to testify before Congress by Rep. Matt Gaetz. pic.twitter.com/82OgoqvnXL— Tony • GMA (@THETonyMorrison) July 1, 2021
Britney Spears has been invited to testify before Congress by Rep. M*tt G*etz.