No. A157553.

65 Cal.App.5th 691 (2021)

STEPHANIE STIAVETTI et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. STEPHANIE CLENDENIN, as Director, etc., et al., Defendants and Appellants.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Two.

June 15, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sullivan & Cromwell, Laura K. Oswell , Duncan C. Simpson LaGoy ; Michael P. Murtagh ; American Civil Liberties Union, Foundation of Northern California, Inc., Michael T. Risher , Kathleen Guneratne , Emilou H. MacLean ; American Civil Liberties Union, Foundation of Southern California, Inc., and Peter J. Eliasberg for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Robin Lipetzky , Contra Costa County Public Defender; California Public Defenders Association and Stephanie Regular as Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs and Appellants.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Cheryl L. Feiner , Assistant Attorney General, Gregory D. Brown , Jennifer G. Perkell , Susan M. Carson , Carolyn Tsai, Julia A. Clayton and Kevin L. Quade , Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendants and Appellants.


Criminal defendants in California who have been found incompetent to stand trial (IST) are committed to the State Department of State Hospitals (DSH) or the State Department of Developmental Services (DDS) (collectively defendants) for receipt of substantive services to restore competency (substantive services...


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