ACLU Is Team Britney

Organization says it will back Spears if she wants out of conservatorship
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2020 3:15 AM CDT
ACLU Wants to Help Britney
This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Britney Spears no longer wants her father to serve as her conservator—and now she has the American Civil Liberties Union on her side. Yes, it appears the ACLU may have joined the #FreeBritney movement: "People with disabilities have a right to lead self-directed lives and retain their civil rights," it tweeted last week. "If Britney Spears wants to regain her civil liberties and get out of her conservatorship, we are here to help her." But Spears, 38, hasn't actually requested to get out of her conservatorship; she just wants her temporary conservator, Jodi Montgomery, to remain in the role rather than her father stepping back in (he stepped aside last year due to health issues). On Friday, a judge extended the current arrangement, ruling that the issue would not be decided until February, the New York Times reports. (Read more Britney Spears stories.)

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