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Kansas v. Crane
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Crane was a previously convicted sex offender and the state sought his commitment. After a trial with the district court, Crane was ordered to be committed, but the state supreme court preempted his commitment claiming that there needed to be a finding that Crane could not control his dangerous behavior, as determined by Kansas v. Hendricks, 521 U.S. 346 (1997). The state appealed to the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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