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Conservatorship of Burton, F054863

In case regarding appellant-prison inmate's hunger strike based on delusional reasons, grant of doctors' petition to authorize prison administrators to consent to treatment on appellant's behalf is affirmed where the court did not err in finding that appellant's decision to refuse nourishment was based on an irrational thought process.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/28/2009
  • Published 01/28/2009



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Rudolph Kraft, III, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Objector and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Julie L. Garland, Assistant Attorney General, Jessica N. Blonien and Christopher J. Rench, Deputy Attorneys General, for Petitioner and Respondent.
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