BRitney Spears is trapped in controlling and abusive legal arrangements, say members of the # FreeBritney movement, which could affect her civil rights. Reporters and fans, such as Diet Prada, a critic of pop culture on Instagram, say that while Spears is able to sustain a singing career that earns millions of dollars a year, she still needs a driver̵7;s license to leave. home, hiring her own lawyer and possibly even voting.
Since 2008, Spears has been under a Conservative designed for people who cannot take care of themselves when a court-appointed guardian takes control of the testator’s finances and health care decisions. Spears’s conservation details are confidential (calls and messages to her manager, talent agency, court-appointed lawyer and attorney have not returned everything), but she may have joined the thousands of Americans who are disqualified each year due to “incompetence” laws.
Although the 38-year-old is rarely overtly political, she posted an Instagram message in late March saying, “We will feed each other, redistribute wealth, strike” – further haunting the emotions of the red rose, a Social Democrat who favors the Socialist Democrat. “Comrade Britney knows that together we can create a better world,” the TDA replied, “because capitalism is toxic.”
When Spears was placed under the deputy, she was not considered eligible to vote, but in 2016, California law changed. Now, the testator is considered competent unless the court has to say that she cannot express her desire to vote, which is the only standard she must meet.
However, in other jurisdictions, the government body must understand the “nature and consequences” of voting. According to Paul Apelbaum, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University who helped develop the standard, the diagnosis boils down to three questions: what is the purpose of the election? What is the purpose of voting? And what is the effect of voting?
“It’s a very simple screen,” says Appelbaum. “So you have to be very disadvantaged, and only a very small number of people fail like that.” However, the numbers may not be so small, says Michelle Bishop, manager of access and voter engagement in the non-profit National Disability Human Rights Network, which aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
“It can be hard to keep track of what’s really scaring me,” she says. According to one source, according to the latest poll by the election administration and voting, in 2018, 9,569 people were removed for mental incompetence. However, Bishop points out that election administrations are likely to have access to this information only if they request it from the judiciary. “We are concerned that these figures may not be entirely accurate,” she said.
More fundamentally, however, the Bishop argues that people with disabilities should adhere to the same standards as everyone else. “All you have to do is show your willingness to vote,” she said. “You don’t have to prove that you understand how our government works. You don’t have to say who you want to vote for and give really good reasons why you made that decision. ” She laughs. “Frankly, we all have no good reason.”
Under California law, Britney Spears’ Conservatory is reviewed annually or every two years, although she could apply to the court at any time to renew her right to vote. It may just be a pop music trail, but the Prada Diet points out that countering the opposing force is a theme through Britney’s many hits. “I don’t need permission, I make my own decisions,” she sang in a 2004 episode. “It’s my prerogative.”