Republican House members Jim Jordan (OH) and Matt Gaetz (FL) are urging their colleagues to consider taking action to limit conservatorships like the one from which pop star Britney Spears is looking to remove her father.
They argued to judiciary chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) in a letter that these arrangements “effectively deprive individuals of personal freedoms” and that “financial exploitation by conservators often goes unchecked by courts.”
Spears has refused to perform publicly as long as her father remains conservator of her $60 million estate, which a court ordered in 2007 when Spears appeared to be unstable.
“Ms. Spears is not alone,” they said.
“Given the constitutional freedoms at stake and opaqueness of these arrangements, it is incumbent upon our Committee to convene a hearing to examine whether Americans are trapped unjustly in conservatorships,” they said.
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