the original lawsuit which grew from the Pennhurst consent decree. With regard to this action, the United States Supreme Court posited that individuals with cognitive retardation who were committed to state cognitive retardation facilities against their will, have a constitutional right to fairly secure conditions, liberty from unfair limitations, and the services reasonably needed to safeguard their freedom and interests.

YOUNGBERG V ROMEO: "The Youngberg v. Romeo case upheld the rights of those with mental retardation who were committed to mental hospitals. "
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