Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bob Casey want more federal oversight of the country’s guardianship system following Britney Spears’ emotional testimony about her conservatorship, they wrote in a letter on Thursday. 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,” Warren and Casey wrote in a letter shared exclusively with TIME. But in reality it is “very often the first resort,” according to Zoe Brennan-Krohn, a staff attorney at the ACLU’s Disability Rights Project. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's officeSen. Elizabeth Warren's officeSen. Elizabeth Warren's officeSen. Elizabeth Warren's officeA letter Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bob Casey sent to HHS and DOJ calling for more data on guardianships in the U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's officeGet our Politics Newsletter.
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