Nicole Shannon, Systemic Advocacy Attorney, interviewed by WXYZ's Heather Catallo for: "Detroit man who is Deaf-Blind freed after spending more than 2 years under guardianship"

Thu, 07/08/2021

“It serves as case law for every guardianship case going forward across the state of Michigan. It’s not just a suggestion: because it is published, this is binding law in the same way that a statute would be” said Shannon. “It reminds courts they do have to apply the correct standard in these cases. It means that if you’re subject to a guardianship like Mr. Gordon is, it’s not his job to show he’s not incapacitated – it’s somebody else’s job to show that he is incapacitated … He’s a brilliant man who is absolutely in control of his life and should have never been in this situation in the first place.” See the full story here.