Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Involuntary Medication Law to Restore Competency Violates U.S. Constitution

Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Involuntary Medication Law to Restore Competency Violates U.S. Constitution

State v. Fitzgerald, Wisconsin Supreme Court, #2018-AP-1296-CR

On June 13, 2019, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held the Wisconsin involuntary medication law for restoring competency violated the U.S. Constitution. NDRN, Disability Rights Wisconsin (the Wisconsin P&A), the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers joined in an amicus brief authored by Quarles & Bradley, LLP in Milwaukee.