DRW Disappointed in Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Dismissal of Waukesha Co. v. J.J.H.

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DRW was disappointed to learn Thursday that the Wisconsin Supreme Court had dismissed Waukesha County v. J.J.H., an important case regarding a deaf individual’s right to effective communication during a mental health probable cause hearing. DRW first become involved with this case months ago when we filed a brief with the Supreme Court in collaboration with several other advocacy organizations supporting J.J.H’s petition asking the Supreme Court to hear her case because of the important issues it presented, and we were gratified when the Court agreed to hear it.  Read DRW’s statement about the dismissal of this important case (accessible pdf).