Jonathan Martinis, senior director of law and politics at a center for disability rights at Syraucse University, told journalists Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino in a long article in The New Yorker that one of the most dangerous aspects of a conservatory like the Britney Spears Spe is taking Guardians can prevent people from receiving their own legal counsel.
“The rights at stake in guardianship are analogous to the rights at stake in criminal matters,” Martinis said before hypothesizing a situation in which Spears committed a crime. “Britney could have been found holding an ax and severed head and saying, ‘I did it,’ and she would still have had the right to a lawyer. So under guardianship you don’t have the same rights as an ax murderer. ”
Per The New Yorker, Spears tried to hire her own lawyers several times, but she was suffocated. In one case, for example, a judge ruled that she was unable to hire a lawyer based on a report from attorney Sam Ingham, who, according to several sources, Farrow and Tolentino appeared to be loyal to the Conservatory Board of Directors, and testimony from a Psychiatrist. Read more at the New Yorker.