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State Court May Have Lost Britney Jurisdiction

2/15/2008 7:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It's the craziest thing we've ever heard, but it's probable the State court has lost jurisdiction in the Britney Spears conservatorship case.

Sources at the L.A. County Superior Court tell TMZ, "It's possible jurisdiction has shifted to the U.S. Federal District Court." How, you ask? Well yesterday, a lawyer filed legal papers in federal court asking a judge to seize control of the conservatorship case on grounds Britney was at great risk in the L.A. County Court system.

The sources say just by filing the paperwork, the federal court probably has obtained jurisdiction. We know that sounds bizarre, but legal experts tell us that is indeed what has happened.

A well-placed source in the L.A. County Court system says even if the federal court has jurisdiction, they believe the conservatorship and all orders are still in effect, but no further orders can be made or modified unless and until a federal judge kicks it back to the state.

Crazy, Crazy, Crazy. Stay tuned.

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Stan    

As long as it keeps the d*mn media out of her business I'm GOOD!! TMZ and the rest of you need to lay off.

BTW, Britney looked so happy when the guys in that music video were outside her car. She was crackin up at how ridiculous they were.

LOVE YOU BRITNEY!!!!

2443 days ago
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JACK FROST    

This is getting crazier by the minute!!!!!

2443 days ago
18.

Shaka    

Seems to me that this is proof that EVERYONE in Brit's life is more worried about her money than her well being. This is turning into a real circus. I can't imagine trying to stay sane in the midst of this insanity.

2443 days ago
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hahahaha!    

I agree with you Aly. The things mentioned in the order seem to take all of her personal rights away.. Mommy and Daddy may be awarded control of her assets and stuff while she is being treated, but to tell another adult who they can and can't see, The people she choses to suround herself with may be unhealthy and even users but as an adult that her choice,not her parents... or the courts.

2443 days ago
20.

BOEING 787    

How does a conservatorship case jump from the county to federal jurisdiction.

2443 days ago
21.

noyankhere    

its crazy shiiiite in brit town... ya'll!!!!

2443 days ago
22.

Cartman    

Not the kind of bean you eat! Think like a magical bean from Jack and the Beanstalk bean.

A human bean!



2443 days ago
23.

MiMI    

WTF?? What rock did this lawyer filing on her behalf crawl out from under? And what status does he even have to file this?

2443 days ago
24.

Catherine    

Okay, I think the person at the LA county courts would be right if the person who filed had the right to do so. As in the case with Mr. Strisand....Britney doesn't have the right to hire her own attorney since Feb 1st......so this to will be void due to that fact. I think her family has her on the right track!!!

2443 days ago
25.

Bubblebunny    

What a bunch of Chazzerei.

2443 days ago
26.

April Fouels    

YEAH-RIGHT, THIS WILL WORK AS WELL AS THE STATES' RIGHTS TO ABORTIONS...JUST A FEDERAL SHARK, INSTEAD OF A STATE ONE, THE FEDS CAN GO AFTER HER MONEY ( I.R.S. ) WELFARE OF A PERSON IS NOT TO BE SUPERSEEDED, UNTIL THE STATES' RECOURCES HAVE BEEN VIOLATED, OR EXHAUSTED.......

2443 days ago
27.

TROLL    

WELP, I THINK THAT SHE NEEDS A LOT OF HELP AND I DO TRULY FEEL SORRY FOR HER..."NOT" WHO GIVES A DAMN, JUST CUZ THEY HAVE ALL THIS MONEY DOESNT MAKE HER ANY DIFFERENT THAN US NORMAL PEOPLE...I THINK THAT IT IS A JOKE THAT WE GET PAID VERY LITTLE FOR WORKING OUR ASSES OFF AND THEY GET PAID ALL TIS MONEY TO MAKE STUPID MUSIC AND CRAP LIKE THAT...SHE'S JUST AN ATTENTION WHORE IS ALL...!!!!!!!!!

2443 days ago
28.

FlBiker    

Hey if she was really crazy she would wander around babbling with a British accent or shave her head, oh wait a second.....

2443 days ago
29.

Bubblebunny    

That dog won't hunt.

2443 days ago
30.

Paula    

It's a shame, it's like people fighting over her money, and she's not even dead, yet. And what's bad is most of the people involved doesn't give a hoot about her. Just money.

2443 days ago
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