Britney Lawyer Seeks To Move Conservatorship Case To Federal Court

The Associated Press reports Britney Spears’ lawyer Jon Eardley has filed papers to move her conservatorship case from the Los Angeles County Superior Court to federal court, arguing that the troubled pop tart has not “received the benefit of a single hearing before the court” and “is being confined by the conservator to the private prison of her own home”, violating her civil rights.

But Peter Tiersma, a law professor who teaches trusts and wills at Loyola Law School, says the strategy would likely fail. “Anyone who’s under a conservatorship can argue that they’ve lost their civil rights,” Tiersma explained. “That’s what a conservatorship does, it takes away some of your rights.” Read more.

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